D.C.’s top restaurant and the area’s dining trends

When it comes to eating out, D.C. diners fall right in line with others around the country on many of the top dining trends. (AP Images)

WASHINGTON – Those hoping to get a taste of D.C.’s best restaurant should head to Penn Quarter — that’s according to Zagat’s 2014 America’s Top Restaurants Survey.

Rasika, known for its modern Indian cuisine, landed a spot on Zagat’s annual list of the 20 top rated restaurants across America. The D Street NW restaurant earned its honors for high marks in food, service and the modern eatery’s overall environment.

According to Chris Walsh, managing editor of Zagat.com, another top pick for the Washington area from the survey — which polled 224,000 people in 36 markets — is the Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Va.

However, Walsh says Rasika was chosen for its proximity to the city.

D.C.’s Dining Trends

To complement the top-rated restaurants survey, Zagat also conducted a dining trends survey.

“We really dug into questions like,

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