From a 160-year-old classic to a music venue enjoying the success of a pop culture namesake, Washington, D.C., is home to six of the Top 100 Independents.
Top 100 Rank: 5
Annual Sales: $30,568,157
Average Check: $47
The Buzz: A D.C. tradition since 1856, the concept is just steps away from the White House.
Restaurant profile | Top 100 ranking
Top 100 Rank: 10
Annual Sales: $23,600,000*
Average Check: $76*
The Buzz: “Pie It Forward” program at each Joe’s collects $1 from every pie slice sold for local charities.
Top 100 Rank: 22
Annual Sales: $19,314,488
Average Check: $49
The Buzz: In the year of “Hamilton,” Clyde’s Restaurant Group’s restaurant and live music space got even hotter.
Top 100 Rank: 47
Annual Sales: $16,256,705
Average Check: $52
The Buzz: Stephen Starr’s celebration of French cafe culture, with a prime wine list and a sought-after outside patio.
Top 100 Rank: 60
Annual Sales: $15,550,000*
Average Check: $49*
The Buzz: Ark Restaurants’ stunning restaurant on the banks of the Potomac River.
Top 100 Rank: 81
Annual Sales: $14,000,000*
Average Check: $67*
The Buzz: Visit the adjacent Newseum museum for just $10 with 3-course prix-fixe lunch.
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