Word of Mouth: Amanda McClements' Best of D.C.

Get tips on the best dining and nightlife in D.C. from Amanda McClements of Metrocurean.com

Amanda McClements

Founded in 2005, Metrocurean is now one of the DC metropolitan area's leading food blogs.

Brunch: Birch and Barley

Fancy: Komi

Best Value: Bibiana's $15 bar lunch

Bar Scene/Drinks: Columbia Room/Passenger

Business Lunch: Central

Burger: Café Saint-Ex

Pizza: Pizzeria Orso

Sandwich: Room 11's Cheese Panini

Food Truck: Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck

Regional: Equinox

Hidden Gem: Comet Ping Pong

Mexican/Latin American: Oyamel

Japanese: Kushi or Kaz Sushi Bar

Spanish/Tapas: Estadio

Thai/Southeast Asian: Pho 75

Wine List: Proof

Chinese: Great Wall Szechuan

Seafood: Black Salt

Steak: BLT Steak

Italian: Bibiana

Barbecue: Levi's Port Cafe

Desserts: Birch and Barley

Indian: Rasika

Vegetarian: Zaytinya

Wild Card: Bar Pilar