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Michelin-Starred Restaurants Elevate Washington D.C.’s Culinary Scene



In Washington D.C., a city renowned for its political significance, the culinary landscape has become equally noteworthy, thanks in part to Michelin’s arrival in 2016. Over the years, the city has seen a remarkable rise in its dining reputation, boasting an impressive 25 Michelin-starred restaurants by 2024.

Among these esteemed establishments, Oyster Oyster stands out for its unwavering commitment to sustainability and plant-based cuisine. Not only does it offer innovative dishes, but its wine program takes sustainability to the next level by recycling wine bottles into plates, exemplifying a dedication to environmental consciousness.

Bresca, renowned for its French-American fusion cuisine, has earned a Michelin star, as has its sister restaurant Jônt. What sets Bresca apart is its focus on esoteric wine pairings, enhancing the dining experience with unique and unexpected flavor combinations.

Another gem in D.C.’s culinary crown is Albi, drawing inspiration from Levantine cuisine to create a dining experience rich in Middle Eastern flavors. With carefully curated wine pairings, including selections from the region, Albi transports diners on a culinary journey that celebrates the diverse and vibrant tastes of the Levant.

These Michelin-starred restaurants not only contribute to Washington D.C.’s reputation as a food capital but also reflect a broader trend towards thoughtful, sustainable, and culturally immersive dining experiences. Through their dedication to excellence and innovation, they continue to shape and elevate the city’s culinary identity on the global stage.

Abu Sillah is Business Owner from Prince George's County, MD. He serves as the CEO of The DMV Daily and Marketing Manager of The Wig Cafe. Outside of business and media, Abu is a middle school teacher and Promotions Assistant for RadioOne DC. He has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and an M.A. from Bowie State University. Abu is very passionate about 3 things: media, working with kids and uplifting others,

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