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Exploring DC at a Distance


The River Inn remains committed to connecting our guests to the authentic local experiences of Washington, while maintaining a healthy and safe travel experience. Click here for a pdf list of our favorite local spots.


Walking Distance
Many of our favorite restaurants and cafés are located in our own Foggy Bottom neighborhood:
  • Bluestone Lane - Australian-inspired café, a 5-minute walk from The River Inn.
  • Baked & Wired - Our favorite local family owned coffee shop and bakery. (10-minute walk)
  • Farmers Fishers Bakers - American farm to table cuisine. (10-minute walk)
  • Boqueria - Spanish Tapas and Bar serving as the go-to destination for after-work social hours. (15-minute walk)
  • Western Market - Foggy Bottom food hall with over a dozen locally-based F&B options. (10-minute walk)



Museums & Attractions
Museums and attractions have re-opened with COVID-19 protocols in place:


Worth the Trip
These will require transportation, but all have indoor and out outdoor dining spaces - you'll be glad you made the trek!
  • Ted's Bulletin - Family-friendly restaurant serving comfort food from 7am-10pm daily (2 locations).
  • Compass Rose - Serving a diverse selection of international street food alongside handcrafted cocktails.
  • Le Diplomate - Steven Starr's French Brassiere.
  • St. Anslem - American tavern focused on simply cooked grilled meats and fresh ingredients.
  • Bluejacket - Microbrewery & restaurant serving craft beers & American eats in a century-old factory.
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