The Food Scene
When you visit the nation's capital, you’ll experience a food scene as colorful and eclectic as America itself. That means you can expect each meal at every restaurant to be different. From crave-worthy dishes served by celebrity chefs to world-famous chili-smothered half-smokes served at a diner, DC’s local flavor has one thing in common: it’s all delicious.
At the Washington Court Hotel
Bistro 525 is an eclectic Capitol Hill restaurant that specializes in seasonally-driven, Mid-Atlantic dining led by renowned Chef Mario Raymond. A Chesapeake native, Chef Raymond specializes in fresh American cooking (with a few nods to his Italian roots), using products that are grown, farmed and harvested right here in the DMV.
We hope you’re hungry. There are more than 2,100 restaurants in DC for all of your Maryland blue crab, burger and sushi cravings. Find what you’re craving: https://washington.org/topics/restaurants-food-wine
Union Station: The hotel is also a short walk from Union Station, which features several chain restaurants, such as Pizzeria Uno and Au Bon Pain, as well as smaller restaurants, such as the East Street Cafe. For the full list, as well as menus for all the restaurants, visit the Union Station website. (link is external)
Chinatown: The Gallery Place/Chinatown area features several well-known restaurants, including Clydes of Gallery Place (link is external), Legal Seafood (link is external), and Cuba Libre (link is external). For a map of the Chinatown area, click here (link is external). Chinatown is within walking distance of the Liaison Capitol Hill.
The National Mall: The Liaison is a short 10 minute walk from the Capitol Building and the National Mall. Once on the Mall, the DC Circulator (link is external) can take you to all the Monuments and Museums, including the Smithsonian, for a $1 Fare. Most Museums are free of charge, however some may charge a fee depending on how tickets are reserved, including the Holocaust Museum (link is external) and the International Spy Museum (link is external). Arlington National Cemetery is accessible via the Blue Line of the Metro System.