4 D.C. Restaurants to Try This Fall

D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise shares the best restaurants to try in the city this fall.

Happy Friday, friends! Now that the weekend is upon us, I wanted to round up some of the best coffee shops, juiceries, bars and restaurants that I’ve visited in the last couple of months. I’m hoping to eventually create a massive D.C. travel guide for you all (let me know your thoughts on that!), but as for now, here’s what I’m loving this fall.



La Colombe (U Street)

I visit La Colombe whenever I visit Philly (their Fishtown location is off the charts), but I absolutely love their new shop in the Manhattan Laundry building in the U Street corridor! It’s super cozy, the coffee is absolutely delicious, and it’s a great place to either get work done, go on a first date, or host a quick business meeting. 

Le Diplomate’s L’Apero Happy Hour

Le Dip has been one of my favorite spots for both brunch and dinner for years — it’s a go-to for me if I ever want to go on a nice date, or if I have friends coming from out of town! For the locals, they have launched a L’Apero Happy Hour from 4-5 every Monday-Friday which is an absolute dream. I hope they change the hours in the future and extend it to 6 or 7 for those of us who work full-time, but if you’re free during that hour, I’d highly recommend it!




JRINK’s New Clarendon Shop

The coolest think about JRINK’s new shop in Clarendon is that it actually has a drive-thru. I know, a drive-thru in North Arlington is pretty unheard of, let alone a healthy one! JRINK has multiple locations in D.C. as well if you don’t feel like crossing the river, and I highly recommend their “Black Magic” juice. It has activated charcoal that is a lifesaver on those sluggish Sunday mornings!




Wicked Bloom

Wicked Bloom is an awesome bar/restaurant that would be perfect for date night or catching up with friends! I recently tried their fall menu, and boy oh boy: the Maryland in me was loving it! They have Old Bay Deviled Eggs, super fresh oysters and the tastiest cocktails around. Wicked Bloom is closer to the NoMA/Bloomingdale area, and another great reason to check out that part of town!

What are your favorite DC eats at the moment?

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  1. Everything looks so good! Its so cute inside too.


    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  2. Jennifer Hazel Quisenberry wrote:

    That cup of coffee looks like it’s certainly worth the trip!

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  3. Anitra Durand Allen wrote:

    That cheese plate at La Colombe looks FAB-U-LOUS!!!! I will definitely have to try them next time I’m in D.C.

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  4. These all look great! Will have to keep these in mind next time I’m in DC!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  5. Those deviled eggs look SO good! When I make it to DC one day, I will definitely be checking some of these out.

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  6. Anna Cobbs wrote:

    Saving these recommendations for our next trip to DC!!!

    xx- Anna

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  7. Miriam wrote:

    ok i am totally bookmarking this! i’m originally from MD so I can’t want to go back and try out these places!

    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
  8. Elise wrote:

    I’ve never been to DC, but these restaurants look amazing!!! want to go! Great photos too 🙂

    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
  9. Samantha wrote:

    These places are amazing! It’s making me hungry! Beautiful shots! Xoxo

    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
  10. Adaleta Avdic wrote:

    I was just in the DC area, but we never actually got into DC. We were mostly in the country, enjoying fall (which was beautiful!!) but I visit DC at least once a year, so I’ll have to start adding these to the list 😉 xx adaatude.com

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  11. Shelby wrote:

    Looks like I need to book a trip to DC!


    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
  12. Monic wrote:

    I love a great cheese board. so many great spots


    Posted 10.30.16 Reply
  13. Jenny wrote:

    All of these places look great! Looks like I need to visit D.C.

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  14. Will definitely bookmark for future trips to DC! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  15. Wow these all sound amazing! Makes me so hungry too! The photos do such a great job of giving us a look into what each place offers. Love it!

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply