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After undergoing a renovation to both its menu and its interior, The Oval Room will reopen to diners on Aug. 4. The elegant, 100-seat restaurant is located one block from the White House -- hence the name. It serves modern American cuisine for lunch, happy hour and dinner. (Courtesy Lindley Thornburg)

After undergoing a renovation to both its menu and its interior, The Oval Room will reopen to diners on Aug. 4.

The elegant, 100-seat restaurant is located one block from the White House -- hence the name. It serves modern American cuisine for lunch, happy hour and dinner.

(Courtesy Lindley Thornburg)
Perhaps Washingtons political gridlock inspired the name behind Nathan Anda and Chef Ed Witts meat-focused restaurant in Penn Quarter. If theres one thing on which all parties can agree, its the charcuterie selection at The Partisan -- it draws votes from all sides. (Pictured Nathan Anda of Red Apron Butchery and The Partisan, WTOPRachel Nania)

Perhaps Washington's political gridlock inspired the name behind Nathan Anda and Chef Ed Witt's meat-focused restaurant in Penn Quarter.

If there's one thing on which all parties can agree, it's the charcuterie selection at The Partisan -- it draws votes from all sides.

(Pictured: Nathan Anda of Red Apron Butchery and The Partisan, WTOP/Rachel Nania)
This Logan Circle establishment is presidential -- from its name to its guests. (Yes, President Obama has dined at Lincoln.) Fun fact The floors are made with pennies, another tribute to Honest Abe. (Courtesy Lincoln Facebook)

This Logan Circle establishment is presidential -- from its name to its guests. (Yes, President Obama has dined at Lincoln.) Fun fact: The floors are made with pennies, another tribute to Honest Abe.

(Courtesy Lincoln Facebook)
A play on the nations founding fathers, Founding Farmers focuses on farm-to-table food and drink. The Founding Farmers name represents a combination of ideas it is a celebration of the land and the American family farmer it is a nod to the founding fathers of our country, many of whom owned and farmed land that surrounds Washington, D.C. and it is a place where true, sustainably farmed, grown and harvested American foods are brought to our guests, the restaurants website states. (Courtesy Founding Farmers Facebook)

A play on the nation's founding fathers, Founding Farmers focuses on farm-to-table food and drink.

"The Founding Farmers name represents a combination of ideas: it is a celebration of the land and the American family farmer; it is a nod to the founding fathers of our country, many of whom owned and farmed land that surrounds Washington, D.C.; and it is a place where true, sustainably farmed, grown and harvested American foods are brought to our guests," the restaurant's website states.

(Courtesy Founding Farmers Facebook)
Its the year the Constitution was ratified its also one of D.C.s best fine-dining restaurants. 1789, located in Georgetown, serves seasonal menu items sourced from local farms. Trivia President Obama dined at 1789 with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in June 2011. (Courtesy 1789 Facebook)

It's the year the Constitution was ratified; it's also one of D.C.'s best fine-dining restaurants. 1789, located in Georgetown, serves seasonal menu items sourced from local farms.

Trivia: President Obama dined at 1789 with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in June 2011.

(Courtesy 1789 Facebook)
From Embassy Row to international conventions, there is no shortage of diplomats in D.C. And since it opened last year, Le Diplomate has seen no shortage of diners, eager to try the restaurants French fare. (Courtesy Le Diplomate Facebook)

From Embassy Row to international conventions, there is no shortage of diplomats in D.C. And since it opened last year, Le Diplomate has seen no shortage of diners, eager to try the restaurant's French fare.

(Courtesy Le Diplomate Facebook)
Bar, restaurant and music venue -- The Hamilton on 14th Street NW is named after Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. (Courtesy The Hamilton Facebook)

Bar, restaurant and music venue -- The Hamilton on 14th Street NW is named after Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the U.S.

(Courtesy The Hamilton Facebook)
The words truth, love and liberty decorate the windows at Policy on 14th Street NW. (Courtesy Policy Facebook)

The words "truth," "love" and "liberty" decorate the windows at Policy on 14th Street NW.

(Courtesy Policy Facebook)
Right up there with, no comment, off the record might be a politicians favorite phrase to use with reporters. Off the Record is also a swanky bar at The Hay-Adams on 16th Street NW. The bars menu even illustrates a donkey and an elephant fighting for power. (WTOP Screen Shot)

Right up there with, "no comment," "off the record" might be a politician's favorite phrase to use with reporters. Off the Record is also a swanky bar at The Hay-Adams on 16th Street NW. The bar's menu even illustrates a donkey and an elephant fighting for power.

(WTOP Screen Shot)
The Constitution of the United States begins with, We the People. But for hungry patrons on Capitol Hill, lunch and dinner plans begin with We The Pizza. The pizza shop, with a second location in Arlington, is from former Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn. (Courtesy We The Pizza Facebook)

The Constitution of the United States begins with, "We the People." But for hungry patrons on Capitol Hill, lunch and dinner plans begin with "We The Pizza."

The pizza shop, with a second location in Arlington, is from former "Top Chef" contestant Spike Mendelsohn.

(Courtesy We The Pizza Facebook)
Everyone in politics needs a good source. And every fan of Asian cuisine needs to try Chef Scott Drewnos dumplings and bao buns at The Source. (WTOPRachel Nania)

Everyone in politics needs a good source. And every fan of Asian cuisine needs to try Chef Scott Drewno's dumplings and bao buns at The Source.

(WTOP/Rachel Nania)
The Plume, inside The Jefferson Hotel, was named a five-star restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide. The prestigious restaurant has hosted many presidents, congressmen and dignitaries its menu items are inspired by the harvests from Thomas Jeffersons kitchen gardens at Monticello. (Courtesy The Plume Facebook)

The Plume, inside The Jefferson Hotel, was named a five-star restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide. The prestigious restaurant has hosted many presidents, congressmen and dignitaries; its menu items are inspired by the harvests from Thomas Jefferson's kitchen gardens at Monticello.

(Courtesy The Plume Facebook)
This Dupont Circle restaurant and bar is a salute to the 26th President of the United States. Everything at Teddy The Bully Bar is inspired by Roosevelt -- from the food menu to the bar menu. The small plates menu at Teddy The Bully Bar reflects Theodore Roosevelts love for simple food, the website says. We pay attention to our local producers, bringing you the freshest fare available and representing President Roosevelts belief to do what you can, with what you have, where you are. (Courtesy Teddy The Bully Bar Facebook)

This Dupont Circle restaurant and bar is a salute to the 26th President of the United States. Everything at Teddy & The Bully Bar is inspired by Roosevelt -- from the food menu to the bar menu.

"The small plates menu at Teddy & The Bully Bar reflects Theodore Roosevelt's love for simple food," the website says. "We pay attention to our local producers, bringing you the freshest fare available and representing President Roosevelt's belief to 'do what you can, with what you have, where you are.'"

(Courtesy Teddy & The Bully Bar Facebook)
Caffeine keeps this town running, and Pound The Hill, in Eastern Market, does its part in supplying Washingtonians with coffee and tea -- plus breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine and beer. (Courtesy Pound The Hill Facebook)

Caffeine keeps this town running, and Pound The Hill, in Eastern Market, does its part in supplying Washingtonians with coffee and tea -- plus breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine and beer.

(Courtesy Pound The Hill Facebook)
Between Georgetown and George Washington University is 51st State Tavern -- a bar that serves up no-frills brews and food. (Courtesy 51st State Facebook)

Between Georgetown and George Washington University is 51st State Tavern -- a bar that serves up no-frills brews and food.

(Courtesy 51st State Facebook)
Located in Georgetown, Old Glory aims to capture all of the different barbecue styles in the United States. The menu truly is all American, with options such as a hickory pit burger, fried green tomatoes and brisket chili. (Courtesy Old Glory Facebook)

Located in Georgetown, Old Glory aims to capture all of the different barbecue styles in the United States. The menu truly is "all American," with options such as a hickory pit burger, fried green tomatoes and brisket chili.

(Courtesy Old Glory Facebook)
A Capitol Hill neighborhood restaurant and bar, Union Pub pours more than 30 craft beers and serves up typical American fare. (Courtesy Union Pub Facebook)

A Capitol Hill neighborhood restaurant and bar, Union Pub pours more than 30 craft beers and serves up typical American fare.

(Courtesy Union Pub Facebook)
Hawk was the venerable meeting place where both sides of our brain got together, politically, says the website for Hawk n Dove, a restaurant and bar near Union Station and NOMA in Southeast. The menu at Hawk n Dove includes sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and entrees. (Courtesy Hawk n Dove Facebook)

"Hawk was the venerable meeting place where both sides of our brain got together, politically," says the website for Hawk 'n' Dove, a restaurant and bar near Union Station and NOMA in Southeast.

The menu at Hawk 'n' Dove includes sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and entrees.

(Courtesy Hawk 'n' Dove Facebook)
The West Wing Cafe is a deli in D.C. that serves a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, salads and breakfast options. (Courtesy West Wing Cafe)

The West Wing Cafe is a deli in D.C. that serves a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, salads and breakfast options.

(Courtesy West Wing Cafe)
With the tagline, The bar everyone can agree on, Capitol Lounge is definitely linked to D.C.s political environment. The menu boasts several beers on tap and in the bottle, as well as pub fare, sandwiches, pizzas and brunch. (Courtesy Capitol Lounge Facebook)

With the tagline, "The bar everyone can agree on," Capitol Lounge is definitely linked to D.C.'s political environment. The menu boasts several beers on tap and in the bottle, as well as pub fare, sandwiches, pizzas and brunch.

(Courtesy Capitol Lounge Facebook)
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