Are you looking for the Michelin star restaurants guide in New York City? This article is for you. There are only 23 restaurants in Washington, DC that have earned highly coveted Michelin stars. The three-star system is represented as follows: one star means “a very good restaurant in its category”, two stars mean “excellent cuisine, worth a detour,” and three stars mean “cooking worth a special journey”. Chef Patrick O’Connell’s The Inn at Little Washington remains the region’s only triple-starred restaurant.
Four newcomers received one Michelin star this year: Pepe Moncayo’s Cranes, Danny Lledó‘s Xiquet DL, Juan Manuel’s El Cielo Washington, and Yuan and Carey Tang’s Rooster & Owl. In addition to these, Ryan Ratino’ Jônt became the first restaurant in DC to be awarded two stars by the esteemed culinary organization – joining José Andrés’ minibar as well as Aaron Silverman’s Pineapple and Pearls. Other popular restaurants with a single Michelin-star rating include Kinship from chef Eric Ziebold; Plume downtown; Masseria in NoMa neighborhood of D.C.; Blanca at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City which.
The Inn at Little Washington
Locals in need of luxurious getaway reserve rooms at the Inn at Little Washington – if nothing but to relish one of Virginia’s most elegant dining experiences, courtesy of chef Patrick O’Connell. The region’s first three-star restaurant is known for its diverse tasting menus featuring mouthwatering creations from this culinary genius.
minibar by José Andrés
World-renowned chef José Andrés is regularly booked months in advance. Located in Penn Quarter, this restaurant can be a good option for those who are not able to make reservations at other restaurants that have received Bib Gourmand selections.
Pineapple and Pearls
Chef Aaron Silverman’s tasting menu is the stuff of perfection. Venture into Barracks Row on Capitol Hill for a night filled with meticulously crafted courses – each paired with a drink. Tip: You can belly up to the bar and get the same amazing dishes, but without drinks so you save $100!
Spanish and Japanese cuisine collide in this Michelin-starred restaurant, with Chef Moncayo’s menu full of seasonal tapas along with bento omakase. The experience is called “Spanish Kaiseki.” With a wide selection of wine and sake to accompany the dishes, you can’t go wrong when choosing what meal suits your palate best.
Elcielo D.C., a hidden gem in the heart of NOMA, is helmed by Juan Manuel Barrientos who mixes avant-garde Colombian cuisine with traditional flavor combinations that will tantalize your tastebuds and make you want to come back for more! The restaurant offers two tasting menus: “The Experience” which includes an appetizer course as well as five courses paired with wines or cocktails while “The Journey”, only available on Saturdays from 12 pm – 2 pm, features seven dishes paired exquisitely curated drinks to sip on throughout the meal. This full sensory experience will have lovers of food and drink coming back again and again!