Best Outdoor Dining

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Washington, DC

J&G Steakhouse
When the weather gets warm, the congressmen and senators who dine at superstar chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Capitol Hill steak spot can opt for the sidewalk café instead of the restaurant’s discreet indoor private dining areas.

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Co-owner Tad Curtz built his seasonal (March-December) barbecue spot by hand, from the wooden bar to the outdoor patio’s blue picnic tables. The menu features classics like pulled pork and brisket sandwiches as well as made-to-order doughnuts and craft beers.

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