Carciofi alla Giudia
Carciofi alla Giudia at Aventino. Photo courtesy of Aventino

The Hit ListWashington D.C.

The Resy Hit List: Where In D.C. You’ll Want to Eat Right Now


There’s no question we hear more often: Where should I go eat? And while we at Resy know it’s an honor to be the friend who everyone asks for restaurant advice, we also know it’s a complicated task. That’s where the Resy Hit List comes in. 

We’ve designed it to be your essential resource for dining in and around Washington, D.C.: a monthly-updated (and newly expanded!) guide to the restaurants in that you won’t want to miss — tonight or any night.

Four Things In D.C. Not to Miss This Month

  • Cherry Blossom Fever, Part I: D.C. reaches peak tourism this month as National Cherry Blossom Festival arrives. Blossom-themed food and drink events are manifest — and then there’s Mercy Me, which is looking pretty in pink after a dramatic redesign. Enter their Blossom Garden and  dine on Nikkei cuisine under a flurry of cherry blossoms. Reservations are going fast for this limited spring activation.
  • Cherry Blossom Fever, Part II: There are lots more ways to let the spirit bloom. We especially love the four-course blossom menu at Cranes Spanish Kaiseki including a crudo topped with edible florals, as well as the cherry blossom spritz now on the bar menu at Centrolina.
  • New Season, New Openings: New restaurants also keep springing up this season. We welcome the second coming of Chef Jonny Spero’s Reverie, as well as a sleek new sushi counter that has come to K Street’s The Square. KIYOMI features sushi master Masa Uchi, formerly with Sushi Nakazawa. Find lots more in New on Resy.
  • Passover Time: Spring also means several chefs will be celebrating Passover with unique menus, including matzo cake at Duck and the Peach on Capitol Hill and a special pre-order menu from bagel shop Call Your Mother. Keep an eye on our Resy Events page for even more.

New to the Hit List (April 2024)
Medina, L’Avant-Garde, Pastis, Residents Cafe.