Georgetown Food Guide: Where To Eat In D.C.’s Historic Neighborhood

Your complete food guide on where to eat in the historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood: Georgetown.

If you are ever visiting Washington, D.C., you will likely find your way to Georgetown. This historic neighborhood is known for its beautiful architecture and cobblestone streets, with plenty to do, from shopping to eating.

Georgetown is filled with classic restaurants, so here is your ultimate food guide.

Coffee and Pastries: Boulangerie Christophe

1422 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20007

Boulangerie Christophe, Georgetown, Washington, D.C
Boulangerie Christophe. Instagram

Boulangerie Christophe is a two-story café named after Christophe Roux, a third-generation baker who grew up near Saint-Tropez on the French Rivera. The bakery café is on the ground floor, and this is where you can buy amazing French delights – croissants, éclairs, baguettes, millefeuille…etc. You can sit outside on their patio, or upstairs in the dining area with a warm fireplace and chandeliers.

Breakfast: Kafé Leopold

3315 Cadys Alley NW Between 33rd & 34th Street - between M and the, Canal St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Kafé Leopold
Kafé Leopold. Instagram

Kafé Leopold is a hidden-away restaurant which serves European-style meals, including: salads, savory tarts, entrées, and breakfast.

Brunch: Martin’s Tavern

1264 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, D.C., 20007

Martin’s Tavern, Georgetown, Washington, D
Martin’s Tavern. Instagram

If you do find yourself in Georgetown, Martin’s Tavern is a must. This is the oldest family-owned restaurant in Washington, D.C., founded in 1933. It is famous for its “booths,” each holds a special moment – one of which being where Senator John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in 1953. I would recommend this spot for any time of the day, but the brunch really is delicious! Make a reservation in advance – it books up quickly.

Lunch: Peacock Café

3251 Prospect St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Peacock Café, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Peacock Café. Instagram

Brothers chef Shahab Farivar and Maziar Farivar own this nearly 30-year-old staple restaurant that serves a range of pasta, sandwiches, salads, soups, and even vegetarian chili nachos. Peacock Café‘s menu draws from the owners’ Persian roots, with specials like mahi torsh-o Shirin, a pistachio-crusted cod with a sweet and sour sauce.

Vegan: Chaia Georgetown

3207 Grace St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Chaia, Georgetown
Chaia, Georgetown. Instagram
Vegan tacos at Chaia, Georgetown
Vegan tacos at Chaia. Instagram

Chaia is “an unconventional show serving insanely delicious tacos made entirely with vegetables.” This cozy restaurant is truly a hidden gem in Georgetown, with flavorful, colorful tacos and vegan nachos. If you end up going, you should really try the sweet potato nachos – too good!

Drinks / Happy Hour: The Rooftop at the Graham, Georgetown

1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007

The Graham rooftop, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The Graham rooftop. Instagram

The Rooftop at the Graham has one of the best views of Washington, D.C., and features an all-new food and drink menu, adding to the relaxing and fun environment. The staff here is very friendly, and the drinks are really great! Make a reservation a few days in advance if this spot interests you, it fills up quickly, especially on the weekends.

Dinner: Sequoia D.C.

300 K St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20007

Sequoia, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Sequoia. Instagram

Sequoia D.C. is a spacious American restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, located right on the Potomac River waterfront, offering views of incredible artwork located in the garden of the restaurant, along with views of the Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Island, Roosevelt Bridge, Key Bridge, and the Virginia skyline. If you are able to go while there is nice weather, I recommend sitting outside on the terrace!

Dessert: Thomas Sweets

3214 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Thomas Sweet, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Thomas Sweet. Instagram

Thomas Sweet – or T-Sweets – is a classic, old-timey show with a hand-drawn chalkboard menu, fudge counter, and some of the best ice cream, in the city. This spot is a must, even for presidents as you will see photos of President Biden and President Obama in the shop, on all of the walls! There is a lot on the menu, which can be slightly overwhelming, especially if you’re indecisive like me, but don’t worry too much because everything here is excellent!

Lily Adami

Content Editor Associate

Having a silly and hard-working personality, Lily loves getting to know people and is passionate about human rights around the world. She is enthusiastic about other cultures, history, and international affairs. Lily has a deep appreciation for traveling, her favorite places include: Amsterdam, Amalfi Coast, and South Africa.

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