6 Washington, D.C.-Area Restaurants with Colorful Settings

D.C., Virginia, and Maryland are hot spots for memorable dining

Maryland's Woodberry Kitchen has dining under lovely archways.

Eating out is an experience that is ultimately about more than just the food. Sure, exceptional fare is what can separate a good meal from a great one, but location matters, too. And these six Washington, D.C. hot spots deliver the best of both worlds when it comes to dining out — good cuisine and great settings.

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The Daily Meal’s picks all possess qualities that provide visitors with settings that are worthy of an Instagram or Facebook post.

For example, the building for Columbia Firehouse was an actual firehouse at one time and still preserves some of its history with its fixtures and a spiral staircase.

And another is a more-than-50,000-square-foot Korean-style spa that is also home to a restaurant that dishes out Asian fare.


Whether diners are sipping cocktails on a rooftop bar overlooking some of D.C.’s most iconic monuments or eating seafood right on the waterfront in Maryland, these haunts offer unforgettable dining experiences.