Since this summer's announcement that the nation's capital would be getting its own Michelin Guide, the city has been buzzing with anticipation over which of the area's restaurants would make the grade. Today, the organization announced the 12 DC eateries earning stars—and with them, a spot in the exclusive Michelin club.
While a dozen of the city's restaurants made the Michelin list, no DC chef earned the coveted three-star rating, which has only been achieved by 127 restaurants in the world. However, three of the area's eateries earned a highly respected two stars, including José Andrés' Minibar, Aaron Silverman's Pineapple and Pearls, and Patrick O'Connell's The Inn at Little Washington.
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The restaurants that earned one star—interpreted as "a very good restaurant in its category" by the organization—include a line-up of DC's most critically acclaimed restaurants: Rose's Luxury, The Dabney, Blue Duck Tavern, Sushi Taro, Plume, Kinship, Masseria, Tail Up Goat, and Fiola.