Best Food and Wine Cities

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Graffiato
Graffiato

Graffiato

Top Chef All-Stars runner-up Mike Isabella opened Graffiato, an Italian-inspired restaurant in DC's Chinatown in 2011. Make sure you check out the second floor's ham bar -- 6 seats that face the kitchen where you can watch prosciutto being prepared to perfection. 960 1280

  

Rogue 24

Rogue 24

Enjoy Rogue 24's theater-in-the-round style restaurant, where tables surround an open kitchen. The menu is delivered after the meal to maintain the suspense and drama, while keeping dishes like “liquid chicken” a surprise. 960 1280

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Restaurant Eve

Restaurant Eve

Chef-owner Cathal Armstrong grows his own organic vegetables in a garden behind Restaurant Eve. At this "very unstuffy fine dining eatery," you can choose from among tasting menus with 5, 7 or 9 courses. 960 1280

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Maple Ave Restaurant

Maple Ave Restaurant

Maple Ave is a tiny gem in the suburb of Vienna, VA, with big flavors, blending Asian, Latin American and French cuisines. 960 1280

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Mintwood Place

Mintwood Place

Adams Morgan's Mintwood Place blends French and local cuisines with dishes like escargot hush puppies and pickled deviled eggs. Or try a creative cocktail not meant for sharing, such as The Scrooge: a refreshing black rum, spicy ginger ale and molasses elixir. 960 1280

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Toki Underground

Toki Underground

Chef Erik Yang reinvents the traditional Taiwanese noodle at Toki Underground, an artsy new H Street hotspot. Save room for the dessert bento box. 960 1280

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Oya Restaurant & Lounge

Oya Restaurant & Lounge

Penn Quarter’s Oya offers innovative dishes such as the hamachi jalapeno sushi roll and the lobster mac 'n' cheese in a sleek and sophisticated lounge space. 960 1280

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Asia Nine

Asia Nine

Asia Nine puts a modern and playful spin on Pan-Asian cuisine with favorites such as Biden Vice Presidential Roll -- crab meat, cucumber, pickled ginger and chili bean sauce. 960 1280

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Jake's American Grille

Jake's American Grille

Jake's in Chevy Chase, MD, offers American classics with a twist like the Samurai Burger glazed in teriyaki sauce, and topped with pineapple chutney and melted Swiss cheese. The almost 20 beers on tap add to the friendly cheer. 960 1280

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Granville Moore's

Granville Moore's

Chef Teddy Folkman stands behind Granville Moore's bar, which has the largest selection of Belgian beers in the Mid-Atlantic (over 50 Belgian brews in bottles and 11 on tap). What goes best with a Belgian brew? Mussels, of course -- and here they’re soaked in blue cheese, pork belly, coconut milk … the list goes on. 960 1280

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The shimmering stainless steel at Rosie's Diner in Rockford, MI, gives the joint a classic appeal both inside and out. 960 1280

  

Rosie's serves hearty, home-style meals and a round of golf on the 18-hole miniature-golf course outside. 960 1280

  

With classic 1950s decor, Ed Debevic's in Chicago is not only well-known for its food, but for its fun-loving servers. 960 1280

  

Ed Debevic's Diner is famous for its simple and fun diner food, like hot dogs, meat loaf and milkshakes. 960 1280

  

The 1920s railcar known as Empire Diner has been a fixture in the artsy community of New York's Chelsea for decades. 960 1280

  

The art deco Empire Diner serves classic American comfort food with a touch of metropolitan flair, including a full bar. 960 1280

  

Rhode Island is where the American diner got started at places like the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, RI. 960 1280

  

While most diners were designed only to look like railroad cars, the Napa Valley Wine Train is the real deal. 960 1280

  

Guests aboard the Wine Train can sip and swirl their wine while viewing the lush landscape of Napa Valley. 960 1280

  

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