Ben’s Chili Bowl


1213 U Street, Washington, DC  | 202-667-0909 | Chili, Hot Dogs and Seafood


Ben’s Chili Bowl has been a landmark on U street since it was opened by the Ali family in 1958. Ben’s Famous Half-Smokes and Chili Sauce helped make them popular with their loyal and famous customers.  After 51 years, Ben’s is the same place it always has been since they open. View History


427 11th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-546-0088 | Fine Italian Cuisine


Elisir offers unique and creative multi course tasting menus nightly highlighting Fargione’s creativity and constant search for taste, presentation and concept. The restaurant also offers a very detailed a la carte menu which changes seasonally. At lunch time the restaurant offers a simpler and faster Bistro concept with an a la carte menu for the main dining room and a dedicated limited Bar menu inclusive of alcoholic beverages for a lower set price.

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El Chalan

1924 I St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-293-2765 | Peruvian Cuisine


El Chalan Restaurant was founded in 1975 by Pedro and Elsa Espinoza. The Espinoza’s immigrated from their native land, Peru, in the late 1960’s with a dream to provide a better life for themselves and their family. They quickly acculturated to the customs and traditions of their new land but missed very much their native cuisine. After, a few years in the DC metropolitan area they opened a carry-out in Arlington, Virginia. They initially sold traditional American food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, and fries during the week and Peruvian food was served only on the weekends. Soon, there was increasing demand for the Peruvian menu, and they converted the carry-out to a restaurant and changed the name from Washington Lee Carry-out to El Chalan Restaurant.

El Chalan was the first Peruvian restaurant in the DC metropolitan area, and continues to be one of the most recognized in the area, and has received multiple favorable reviews.  El Chalan serves up delicious Peruvian fare every day of the week. Their most known dishes are the lomo saltado, causa, and ceviche. The pisco sours are also very popular.

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Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-347-4800 | American

Old Ebbitt Grill is just steps from The White House and museums in downtown Washington. Established in 1856, it was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities and theater-goers.

Its Beaux-Arts facade, mahogany and velvet booths and bars set in marble, brass and beveled glass are Washington at its finest, and The Oyster Bar at Old Ebbitt is D.C.’s most famous.

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DC Coast

1401 K St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-216-5988 | Modern-American Cuisine


An acclaimed Washington landmark since it burst on to the scene twelve years ago, DC Coast was conceived as a chic, comfortable atmosphere in which impeccable service meets first-class cuisine. Its cavernous space within the stunning Art Deco Tower Building anchoring the bustling K Street corridor is the sleek setting for chef Jeff Tunks and executive chef Matthew Kuhn’s innovative menu, inspired by America’s coastal regions: mid-Atlantic, Gulf Coast, and West Coast/Pacific Rim.

His engaging modern-American cuisine has been richly honored in the press: as Best New Restaurant in Washington by Esquire magazine; on Gourmet magazine’s list of “America’s Best Restaurants;” and among Bon Appétit’s “Our Favorite Restaurants.” For lunch, dinner, private functions, or drinks at the lively bar, DC Coast is Washington’s sophisticated choice.

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2001 L St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-973-0404


Crepeaway is a creperie originally based out of a family operated eatery in Athens, Greece.  The first Crepeaway in the United States opened at George Washington University in the heart of Washington, DC.  It is Crepeaway’s goal to provide healthy crepes in a timely fashion at affordable prices.

A crepe is a very thin pancake usually made from flour, milk, eggs, and butter. Crepes can be either savory or sweet. Crepes can are french originating from Brittany. It is said that crepes were born in the region because they couldn’t grow enough wheat to bake bread dough in the poor land.

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Cosi – 12th & G

700 11th St., NW, Washington, DC | 202-824-0730 | American Cuisine & Coffeehouse


Così was founded on the idea that good food will make that journey all the more delicious. From their hand-tossed Signature Salad to their Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Sandwich served on delicious warm flatbread, to the comfortable, urbane and contemporary atmosphere, Così is more than a restaurant. It is a constantly surprising, always delightful experience. A place where people gather to relax, dine and share their common belief that “Life Should Be Delicious®”.

Così’s sandwiches are made to order with fresh ingredients and their own, distinctive sauces and spreads, nestled in their signature flatbread. Their salads are equally surprising, tossed to order. Rounding out our innovative menu are a variety of delicious soups, bagels, their unique flatbread pizza, gourmet beverages and desserts. Something for everyone to enjoy any time of day.

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