Anne Effland’s local restaurant guide
Washington, DC, has a rich variety of places to eat. We hope to offer some guided dinners on Thursday and Friday evenings led by AHS members with DC experience. Signups should be available at the registration desk when you arrive!
- For just a few ideas to whet your appetite or if you want to go it on your own--
The North Dakota Farmers Union has three farm-to-table restaurants in DC:
- Founding Farmers , in Foggy Bottom Farmers, Fishers, Bakers, at Washington Harbour in Georgetown Farmers & Distillers, in Chinatown near the Gallery Place Metro. But there are many other restaurants sourcing local foods. For some ideas, see: https://washington.org/visit-dc/farm-to-table-restaurants-in-washington-dc.
- A couple of historic DC restaurants include:
- The Tabard Inn , near the Washington Convention Center, was established in 1922 and is the oldest continuously operating inn in DC.
- Ben’s Chili Bowl , at its U St. location since its establishment in 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl has witnessed and been involved in a long line of historic DC events.
- Old Ebbitt Grill , near the White House, has been in operation since 1856, although with several ownership and building changes over the years.
- Good neighborhoods for finding interesting restaurants include: (these web guides are just a place to start—there are many others—and please contact restaurants directly, as these guides can fall out of date quickly)
- Adams Morgan
- U St
- Eastern Market/Capitol Hill
- Gallery Place
- Chinatown/Penn Quarter
- Foggy Botton