Restaurants come and go more quickly in Washington DC than in similarly sized cities in the USA. Certain neighbourhoods – Connecticut Avenue around Dupont Circle, 18th Street and Columbia Road in Adams Morgan, M Street in Georgetown and downtown’s Seventh Street and Chinatown – always seem to hold a satisfying range of dining options. Otherwise, the cafés in the main museums are good for downtown lunch breaks. Likewise, you’ll find convenient food courts in Union Station and at the Old Post Office.

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