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2022 INKIND HOLIDAY RESTAURANT GUIDE

6 of Our Favorite Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Washington D.C.

Guide By Sophie Gragg
Taking pictures with friends, snapping selfies, or huddling close for family photos is as much a holiday tradition as lighting up a Christmas tree. When you're looking for the perfect Instagram worthy photo you'll face tough competition surrounded by the many museums, monuments, and galleries that call D.C. home. Luckily, Washington D.C. is full of Instagram worthy restaurants in bars you'll love dining at.
For this holiday guide to our favorite (and some of the best Instagram worthy restaurants) in Washington D.C, I focused on places with great aesthetics and vibes. Scrolling through you'll find restaurants that are beautifully designed alongside restaurants serving dishes you'll love looking at.

Most of the spaces featured in this guide are available on the inKind app and with inKind Pass. Those not available on the inKind app are great holiday-themed spots that are just a hop, skip (or subway ride) away from our partner restaurants.

When you dine with inKind Pass, you'll get special bonuses every time you dine at hundreds of restaurants across the country. From Michelin-star restaurants to elevated cocktail lounges, inKind Pass lets you dine at the premiere restaurants and the best cocktail bars in Washington D.C., and throughout the country.

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Visit Our Favorite Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Washington D.C.

Honeymoon Chicken

4201 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Honeymoon Chicken is a fried chicken lover's paradise. Serving craveable crispy and crunchy fried chicken brined for 24 hours and served with their signature hot honey sauce, Honeymoon Chicken is a pure delight. While most diners will come for their elevated ingredients, techniques, and flavors, Honeymoon is also the perfect spot to take an Instagram-worthy picture.

Each of their dishes is perfectly crispy and served in beautifully branded buckets and trays. Combine each one with its diner exterior and bright and poppy cocktails and you'll have a full album's worth of mouthwatering pictures to obsess over.
An inKind Recommendation
I'll be honest, everything at Honeymoon Chicken is delicious so it's hard to give a single recommendation. However, a must-have at any chicken place is hot chicken and Honeymoon is no different. Try their Hot Honey Dipped Chicken Sandwich for the perfect crispy chicken breast dipped in Honeymoon's signature blend of sweet, sticky, spicy and smoky honey.

Causa

920 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001
Known for its incredible Peruvian cuisine, Causa transports you into an eye-catching world of color. Staying authentic to the Peruvian culture, this restaurant showcases vibrant nature through wall art, rugs, beautiful window shades and tropical plants. As if their innovative food menu wasn't enough, Causa truly knows how to make for a unique and Instagram worthy experience.
An inKind Recommendation
Causa serves a fixed Peruvian tasting menu by Chef Carlos Delgado that's sure to excite diners. To experience more of what makes the Causa experience so special, take a visit to their upstairs bar, Bar Amazonia. Thoughtfully prepared snacks and specialty drinks are served upstairs in a lounge that feels cozy and sophisticated.

China Chilcano

418 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Reflecting the fusion of its Peruvian, Asian and Spanish cuisine, China Chilcano showcases a vibrant and inviting ambiance you won't be able to resist snapping pictures of. With carefully crafted dishes and funky interior design throughout, China Chilcano creates an environment aligned with their cuisines itself - bold, innovative, and eye-catching.
An inKind Recommendation
inKind's recommendation is to try the Tatami tasting menu. It's a journey through Chef Jose Andres' favorite dishes and includes a healthy selection of delicious dishes sure to delight. Go the extra mile and splurge on the cocktail or wine paring to get thoughtfully curated drinks for each step of your journey.

Ambar

523 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Escape into a Balkan adventure at Ambar's. At their Arlington location, you'll be greeted with foliage and plants galore, making for a charming atmosphere. Paying homage to their Balkan culture, Ambar brings the Balkan feel to life by weaving it through their food, decor, and color palette. Make sure to check out their Capitol Hill location for an equally beautiful experience.
An inKind Recommendation
Take the full Ambar experience and get an unlimited selection of their dinner (or breakfast) options for one price. Great for anyone wanting a sample of the varied dishes Ambar serves. Dishes are small so you'll get a true sampling of multiple items before feeling full.

Bourbon Steak's Chalets

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
From November 28th until March 1st, Bourbon Steak's patio is transformed into a village of Chalet Suites inspired by an iconic Four Seasons Ski resort. Featuring custom-made wooden chalets, tasteful snowy decorations, and open fireplaces all paired with a seasonally inspired menu, this place is picture-perfect. For anyone looking to experience this space for themselves, make sure to book reservations, as spaces are limited and can go fast during the holiday season.

Paraiso

1101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Pink tacos? Say no more - we're sold. Paraiso Taqueria & Mezcaleria brings aesthetic eats to a whole new level with their colorful tacos and flavorful authentic Mexican dishes. With hip, vibrant decor, Parasio finds the balance between an elegant ambiance and a high-energy, rainbow-centric getaway.
An inKind Recommendation
The food at Paraiso is heavenly but don't skip out on their signature cocktails. Made with tasty mixes of agave, mezcal and tequila, their drinks are tasty, boozy and sure to delight.

Visit the Most Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Washington D.C.

Want to try out these Instagram worthy restaurants in DC while getting special bonuses and promotions? Try out inKind Pass–the curated dining pass that comes with a bonus. With inKind Pass, you can dine and drink at any of the restaurants listed in this article or hundreds of other Michelin-star restaurants, cozy cafes, or restaurants throughout DC.

You'll also get bonuses when you load a balance into your inKind Pass account. That means you'll get extra food and drinks all while exploring the best spots in DC.

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