A Feast Fit for Friends, Families and Fun

Taste of DC is a culinary adventure that will awaken your taste buds and provide a unique cultural experience perfect for DC locals and visitors alike.

Restaurant Row

Restaurant Row features more than 60 of DC’s finest eateries.  Explore samples from each restaurant and learn more about some of the District’s most beloved dining experiences.

Each restaurant will feature at least one tasting item priced between $1 and $3, in addition to select menu favorites available for $8 or less.

All Restaurant Row vendors will accept cash and some will accept credit cards. Restaurant Row vendors will not accept beverage tickets. We highly recommend bringing cash for your Restaurant Row purchases.

We look forward to welcoming the following restaurants to our line-up for 2016!

2016 Restaurants

  • All Set Restaurant & Bar
  • Ambar
  • Arepa Zone
  • Asia Nine
  • Barrel & Crow
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Ben’s Chili Bowl
  • Ben’s Next Door
  • BGR Burger Joint
  • Capitol Hill Crab Cakes
  • CapMac
  • Captain Cookie & the Milk Man
  • Carmine’s
  • Claudia’s Steakhouse
  • Crave
  • DaisyRose
  • District Doughnut
  • Equinox
  • Firenzes Gelateria
  • Georgia Brown’s
  • Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant
  • Hanaro Sushi
  • Hot N Juicy Crawfish
  • Kogiya
  • Kruba DC
  • La Tasca
  • Les Caprices de Joelle
  • Luke’s Lobster
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Maki Shop
  • Malbec Restaurant
  • Mastro’s Steakhouse
  • McCormick & Schmick’s
  • Mezze Box
  • Occidental Grill & Seafood
  • Old Glory BBQ
  • Ottoman Taverna
  • Paolo’s
  • Peruvian Brothers
  • Pinch Gourmet Chinese Dumplings
  • Ri Ra Georgetown
  • Rito Loco
  • Rolls by U
  • Rosa Mexicano
  • Sloppy Mama’s
  • Spice 6 Modern Indian
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Swizzler Foods
  • Tadich Grill
  • Tamales Pachuca
  • Tapas Truck
  • Teak Wood
  • Ten 01
  • Texas de Brazil
  • Texas Jack’s Barbeque
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Cow and the Curd
  • Tortilla Coast
  • Upper Crust Pizzeria
  • White Apron Specialty Sandwiches


  • ArtofSin Trading Company
  • Castaneda Cigars
  • Cookology
  • EWBA
  • Eye Doctors of Washington
  • Javazen
  • Seaplane

Food Exhibitors

  • Dolce Kitchen
  • Eastland Food Corporation
  • Harper Macaw
  • Little Baby’s Ice Cream
  • Milton’s Local
  • Mouth Party Caramel
  • Nectar of the Vine
  • Nut ‘n’ Better
  • Popcorn Queens
  • Righteous Felon
  • Rumalutions
  • Salazon Chocolate Co.
  • The Capital Candy Jar
  • True Made Foods
  • Zivaara

From Brews to Bubbly to Bold Reds

By including beverages designed to pair, Taste of DC goes beyond food.

Enjoy local wine and specialty beers at various locations throughout the festival grounds.

Bier Garten

Visit the Bier Garten for 5 ounce tastes of over 50 beers for $2 to $4 each. 14 ounce full pour beers can be purchased for $6 to $10. Beverage Tickets only.

Wine Walk

The Wine Walk entices guests to sample 1 ounce samples of more than 50 wines for $1 to $2 each. Full 5 ounce wine pours are available for purchase, starting at $6. Beverage Tickets only.

Beverage Stations

Multiple beverage stations are available along Pennsylvania Avenue. Beverage Station menu items include soda, water, beer, and wine. Cash, Beverage Tickets, and complimentary Beverage Vouchers.

Beverage Tickets

Beverage Tickets have a $1 value each. Purchase Beverage Tickets at the festival entrances or at the Beverage Ticket Booths on-site. Cash only.

A VIP Experience Like Never Before

New this year to Taste of DC: elevated experiences to engage with some of the region’s top chefs, master mixologists, and other restaurant industry trend-setters.

These unique opportunities have tickets limited in quantity to keep groups small and conversations with the experts on an intimate level.

In addition to spending time with the food fest’s best, enjoy the red carpet treatment with exclusive access to the VIP entry – courtesy of MGM National Harbor.

Lastly, get ready to hang with other VIPs at Cocktail Corner. This year at Taste of DC, hand-crafted cocktails and spirits will only be available in the VIP area.

More information on VIP