Restaurants, Bars & Entertainment

Dine at The Wharf

The Wharf is DC's most popular restaurant destination. Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of fine dining, casual cafés, and gourmet on the go on the waterfront. Have a cocktail with friends after work, make a reservation for date night, or bring the whole family during the weekend. The options are all yours.

Please visit each restaurant's website for reservations, menus, and seasonal specials.

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12 Stories

Located on the 12th floor of the InterContinental Hotel, this venue boasts stunning rooftop views of the DC skyline.

Bar Pendry

Located in The Pendry hotel, Bar Pendry offers exquisite cocktails and light bites in a sleek setting.


With a coastal vibe and relaxed environment, bartaco serves fresh, upscale street food, tacos, and cocktails.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

The legendary ice cream maker serves up its outrageously named and delicious flavors along the water.

Bistro Du Jour

Bistro Du Jour is an all-day Parisian café with everything from coffee to aperifitfs and from croissants to steak frites. 

Boardwalk Bar & Arcade

This welcoming waterfront space features fun arcade games, creative drinks, and a beachy menu. 

Brighton SW1

This lively waterfront pub serves up pints and plates alongside sports viewing and a dose of British nightlife.

Camp Wharf at the Firepit

Complete with a wood-burning fire, this vintage Airstream trailer serves ready-to-make s'mores kits.

Canopy Central Bar & Café

On the second floor of the Canopy Hotel, visit this hidden gem for a casual, healthy menu and robust drink list.

Cantina Bambina

This beloved open-air watering hole features beers and margaritas served alongside great views of the waterfront.


Chopsmith offers fresh salads and bowls with fire-grilled protein cooked to order, as well as pre-made deli items.

Colada Shop

This all-day Cuban cafe has strong coffee, food, & cocktails made with the flare of Cuban flavor and life.

Cru Classé - Sea Table D.C.

Cru Classé - Sea Table D.C. offers private dining experiences aboard a 47 foot modern sailing yacht. Each experience is led by Michelin awarded Chef & Sommelier, Troy Knapp, aboard the luxury sailing vessel. Exclusively at The Wharf, Cru Classé - Sea Table D.C. is one of the most intimate special occasion venues in the city and is available every spring to late fall.

Del Mar de Fabio Trabocchi

Del Mar is a magnificent two-level Spanish and seafood restaurant featuring unforgettable food and exquisite service.

District Doughnut

District Doughnut is a local doughnut shop serving handcrafted fresh doughnuts with delicious dough.

Easy Company

Easy Company is a European-inspired wine bar serving house wines and popular frozen drinks.


E-Tea serves fresh-brewed bubble tea mixed with milk, fresh fruit, and tapioca pearls.

Falafel Inc

This quick-service eatery serves up affordable falafel, hummus, bowls and sides paired with mouthwatering sauces.

Fat Fish

Fish Fat offers poke bowls, sushi style handrolls and vegan soft serve with seasonally rotating flavors.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

Enjoy a menu of authentic British fish & chips, chicken, and shrimp, along with Chef Ramsay’s signature desserts.

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen

Chef Gordon Ramsay's iconic restaurant features his Beef Wellington, lobster risotto, and sticky toffee pudding.

Grazie Grazie

This Italian deli and salad shop has authentic Philly cheesesteaks, sandwiches, salads, and fun starters.

Hank's Oyster Bar

Enjoy freshly shucked oysters and local seafood classics, served alongside cool drinks and warm hospitality.

H Bar at Hyatt House

Try H Bar's handcrafted cocktails and light bites on the on the second floor of the Hyatt House Hotel.


ilili serves a melting pot of Lebanese, Levantine, Mediterranean inspired cuisine mixed with New York attitude.


Kaliwa pays tribute to the Southeast Asian food and cultures of Korea, Thailand, and the Phillipines.

Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream

Kilwins is a locally-owned franchise providing delicious chocolates, hand-made fudge, ice cream, and sweet treats.

Kinfolk Southern Kitchen

Kinfolk Southern Kitchen is a bourbon and barbecue restaurant featuring spirits and smoky flavors.

Kirwan’s Irish Pub

Enjoy a pint (or two) at this authentic Irish pub started by Irish native and former Guinness employee, Mark Kirwan.

La Vie

Experience coastal-inspired Mediterranean cuisine and beverages with stunning elevated waterfront views.


Limani is an elegant waterfront Mediterranean restaurant specializing in traditional Greek specialties.

Little Chicken

A backyard bar that just so happens to serve some of the tastiest tenders and fried chicken sandwiches in the city.

Live-K Karaoke Bar

Grab the mic! This futuristic-themed karaoke bar features 15 private rooms and a main stage.

Lucky Buns

This popular local burger joint features burgers and chicken sandwiches bursting with worldwide flavor.

Lupo Marino

Seven days a week, Lupo Marino serves authentic Italian food, including pasta, fritti, panini, and Neapolitan-style Pizza.

Makers Union

Makers Union offers a fun and approachable menu with craveable food and destination drinks.

Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls

Mason's offers authentic Maine-style lobster rolls and traditional accompinaments.

Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey Café is a New Orleans-inspired restaurant featuring Southern comfort food. 

Mi Vida

Experience a modern take on traditional Mexican home cooking and street food, served in a dramatic waterfront setting.


This rooftop restaurant and lounge at The Pendry Hotel offers Japanese-inspired cocktails and bites.


NaRa-Ya brings a fresh take on Japanese izakaya-style dishes–including sushi, sashimi, kushiage, and takoyaki.

Officina by Nicholas Stefanelli

Savor Italian delicacies in a range of settings including an artisinal mercato, an amaro bar, and a full-service restaurant.

Pearl Street Warehouse

Music lovers can enjoy live-and-up-close Americana performances with a side of great food and drinks.

Philippe Chow

Indulge in modern Beijing-style cuisine in a luxuriously appointed venue, while enjoying sweeping waterfront views.

Pitango Gelato & Coffee

Pitango Gelato & Coffee specializes in serving authentic Italian gelato made with organic milk from grass-fed cows and sorbet from fresh fruit as well as a robust craft coffee menu with house-baked croissants, cookies and pastries.

Praline Bakery

This made-from-scratch local bakery has freshly-baked croissants, danishes, cookies, cupcakes, and breads.

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

This oyster bar serves drinks and meals featuring exceptional local oysters and clams in a historic building.

Shake Shack

This beloved casual burger and shake joints also features fries, hot dogs, beer, wine, and more.

Southwest Soda Pop Shop

This family-owned restaurant serves up nostalgic sweet treats such as ice cream, root beer floats, fries, and more.


This iconic café serves hot and cold drinks as well as light bites.


Savor fresh grilled tacos, salads, entrees, and drinks inspired by the beach cuisines of the world.

The Anthem

This 6,000-person-capacity waterfront music venue features intimate shows with the biggest artists.

The Grill

This upscale restaurant features California-inspired fare, a gin-centric cocktail menu, and wood-burning grill.

The Watering Hole

This open-air bar serves up cold drinks and hot fries directly on the water, across the street from the InterContinental Hotel.

Tiki TNT

Tiki TNT is an elaborate three-story Polynesian-style Tiki bar and modern watering hole with light bites.


Toastique is a gourmet toast and juice bar offering fresh and healthy smoothies, bowls, and open-face sandwiches.

Twisted Pretzels

Twisted serves up pretzels and more while empowering individuals with developmental disabilities.

Union Pie

The Union Pie kiosk features takeout thin-crust, bar pie–style pizza with classic or unique toppings.

Union Stage

This (literally) underground live music venue features today's hottest artists as well as crispy pizza and cold drinks.

Whiskey Charlie

Whiskey Charlie is a rooftop bar and cocktail lounge boasting spectacular views of the water and beyond.


Floral-filled Z O O Z serves tableside drinks and desserts in an ambiance of floral elegance.

“There's never been a better time to go out to eat in our nation's capital.”
— Bon Appétit Magazine

Do It All on the Waterfront

Whether you like to be on the Potomac or prefer the sparkling views from land, The Wharf offers ample things to do and ways to enjoy the water. Dine in one of our fabulous restaurants. Browse our shops. Or join us during one of our festivals. Take a look at our upcoming events to plan your next visit.

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Water Taxi & Wharf Jitney

Introducing one of the best ways to view the city and the easiest mode of transportation to get to destinations on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers: our new water taxi. And if you just want to get across the Washington Channel, catch our jitney to East Potomac Park for a round of golf or a leisurely stroll.

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