D.C. is full of foodies (and plenty of eateries for them to indulge at), and a new list by OpenTable puts two above the rest: Centrolina and Fig and Olive made the website's 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America list.
The two spots are located just steps apart from each other between H and I streets NW downtown. Haven't been yet? Find out more:
- Fig and Olive (934 Palmer Alley NW)
This "casual elegant" dining experience was inspired by the South of France region to create a style of cuisine based on genuine ingredients and a respect of flavors. Their menu offers shareable plates as well as traditional plates, with more than 30 varieties of wine from France, Italy and Spain.
A collection of 30+ virgin olive oils including truffle-, basil- and lemon-infused olive oils are sold in the restaurant, along with vinegars and specialty spreads. Find the full menu here.
- Centrolina (974 Palmer Alley NW)
Authentic. Regional. Italian. These are the three ideals behind the inspiration of Chef Amy Brandwein's menu, which features frequently rotating dishes that showcase regional Italian food, including beef ravioli, spaghetti and wood-roasted meat and vegetables.
The wine list offers imported Italian flavors and the best of Virginia's booming wine industry. Inside the restaurant, there's also a coffee bar, an oyster bar and a dairy and produce section stocked by farmers and artisans from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. See the menu or make a reservation on their website.
OpenTable analyzed more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants to determine the top 100 foodie spots in the country, according to their website. Find the full list here.