As the highly anticipated 2023 Michelin Guide list for Washington, DC, was released, the city’s dining scene celebrates excellence and innovation. Among the many exceptional restaurants featured on the list, the two and one-star establishments proved to be the most awe-inspiring. With meticulous attention to detail and a focus on the highest quality ingredients, these restaurants have solidified their position as the best dining destinations in the nation’s capital.
Two-Stars: Only Three in DC
Topping the list are the two-star restaurants: mini bar, Pineapple and Pearls, and Jônt. These culinary giants are no strangers to the Michelin Guide, having maintained their two-star status for several years.
Each restaurant offers a unique experience, with mini bar providing an intimate and immersive tasting menu experience, Pineapple and Pearls offering a playful and whimsical party featuring four exciting courses, and Jônt showcasing a progressive tasting menu focusing on Japanese cuisine. These restaurants have truly set the bar high and continue to impress diners from around the world.
One-Star: 20 Make the List
The one-star restaurants on the list are equally impressive, each offering distinctive flavor and culinary style. With its modern Italian cuisine, Fiola provides a refined and elegant tasting experience, while Sushi Nakazawa‘s authentic Japanese sushi and sashimi have earned it a loyal following. Cranes and Kinship both focus on farm-to-table cuisine, with Cranes featuring the intersection of Spanish and Japanese cuisines-inspired dishes and Kinship offering à la carte American classics.
Métier, The Dabney, Oyster Oyster, and Little Pearl have unique styles. Metier provides a luxurious and exclusive seven-course tasting menu experience, showcasing Stories and Travel series. The Dabney showcases a six-course tasting menu using local purveyors, Oyster Oyster focuses on sustainable seafood, and Little Pearl offers casual yet refined cuisine.
Rose’s Luxury, Albi (Levantine Cooking), Imperfecto (Mediterranean & Latin), Elcielio DC (Contemporary Colombian), Masseria (Italian), Bresca (Parisian bistro), Maydān (Middle East, Africa), Rooster and Owl (fusion), Reverie (temporarily closed), Gravitas (local Modern American), Tail Up Goat (American), and Xiquet (chee-KETT) complete the list of one-star restaurants, each offering their distinct flavor and culinary style. From the vibrant and colorful dishes at Rose’s Luxury to the authentic Valencian/Spanish cuisine at Xiquet, these restaurants have earned their place on the Michelin Guide list with their exceptional cuisine, outstanding service, and unforgettable dining experiences.
Overall, the 2023 Michelin Guide list for Washington, DC, represents the best of the city’s dining scene. These restaurants have earned their place among the world’s best and are sure to continue delighting diners for years to come. So whether you’re a local or a visitor, make a reservation at one of these exceptional restaurants for a truly unforgettable dining experience. Check out more at: Washington MICHELIN Restaurants – the MICHELIN Guide USA