Washington DC Food and Drink

Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants list released by magazine

Rankings feature electic mix of eateries around D.C.

More and more restaurants in the Washington, D.C. Region have been at their best in recent years, and there’s a coveted list these owners and chefs look forward to landing on. And it’s out: The 2020 Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants rankings feature Anju at the top and spotlight many newcomers, including Cane by Chef Peter Prime, which have been impresive in the past year. Anju is the latest venture by the Fried Rice Collective and its founders, Danny Lee, Scott Drewno and Andrew Kim. Getting a seat in this cozy Dupont Circle restaurant just got a lot harder.

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Washingtonian Food Editor Anna Spiegel and writers Jessica Sidman and Cynthia Hacinli dined at over 300 locations, they said, in a year-long research journey in 2019. They ended up with a list of 130 restaurants and further narrowed it down to the Vest Best 100. They’re celebrating newcomers, including Green Almond Pantry, Trinidadian destination Cane, and Ivy City fine-dining gem Gravitas.

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Chef Peter Prime’s restaurant, Cane, is a welcome newcomer to the Washingtonian Very Best list. Prime was previously interviewed at Spark at 12 by Swizzle Chill TV.

Here’s the top 10 on the Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants list. Plus, the full restaurant rankings can be found in the newsstand issue of Washingtonian Magazine. Get more information here.

Washingtonian Very Best Restaurants (Top 10)

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  • Anju
  • The Dabney
  • Sushi Nakazawa
  • Komi
  • Elle
  • Poca Madre by Victor Albisu
  • Bresca
  • Bad Saint
  • Pineapple and Pearls
  • Cane by Peter Prime

Photo credit: Poca Madre

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