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Washington D.C.

The One Who Keeps the Book

Welcome to The One Who Keeps The Book, a regular series that aims to answer that most important question: How do I get in? The first answer is Resy, of course. But every restaurant manages its tables differently and there are always secret tips, tricks, and shortcuts to be discovered. Here, we go straight to the source to get them for you.

How to Nab a Seat at Maydān, And What To Order When You’re There

Stepping into Maydān takes you on a sensory journey. You enter what feels like a secret door, tucked away in…


Le Diplomate's booths.

How to Get Into Le Diplomate, and What to Order Once You’re There

Is it too late to wish Le Diplomate a very happy 10th birthday? What is arguably D.C.’s most cherished French brasserie,…


How to Get a Seat at Rose’s Luxury, and What to Eat

At one point, getting a table at Rose’s Luxury meant lining up (usually down the block on Capitol Hill’s Barracks…


How to Score a Table at Oyster Oyster

If there’s one coveted dinner in the nation’s capital, Oyster Oyster shoots to the top of the list. Diners at…