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The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown (The Ritz-Carlton)

Where to eat out this July 4th

Celebrate independence (and your day off) with a delicious meal in the most patriotic city in the country!

Here are 10 local restaurants to stuff your face at this fourth of July:

Café Du Parc

From Saturday, July 1, to Monday, July 3, Café du Parc will serve an all-day special menu created by Executive Chef Peter Laufer, paired with a selection of beers and wines. On Tuesday, July 4, the bistro will fire up the grill to serve all-American favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and veggie burgers until 11pm. Guests can enjoy their meals in an outdoor seating area featuring live entertainment from the Bachelor Boys, face painting, patriotic decorations, and an ice cream cart with flavorful options available until 8pm that day.

Ambar Clarendon

Ambar will be offering their popular Unlimited Weekend Brunch service this Independence Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Priced at $34 per person, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of Starters, Pastries & Traditional Dishes, Egg Dishes, Open-Faced Sandwiches, Flatbreads and Sweets along with five distinctive brunch cocktails. Unlimited Weekend Brunch service must be ordered by the entire table.


The new Italian spot in Adams Morgan will serve brunch on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. The menu includes classic brunch items with a Sicilian twist and funky, refreshing spritzers.

701 Restaurant

701 Restaurant invites guests to celebrate Independence Day with a festive BBQ on its patio on Tuesday, July 4th, before the fabulous fireworks and during the festivities on The National Mall. 701’s patio is an easy stroll from Constitution Ave, between 7th and 17th where the National Independence Day Parade will take place at 11:45 a.m. Enjoy the BBQ before securing a spot on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for A Capitol Fourth, which begins at 8 p.m. The concert commonly features a star-studded lineup of musicians and a performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture by the National Symphony Orchestra during the grand finale of the fireworks over the National Mall.

Pearl Dive

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will serve brunch on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. Enjoy classic brunch items like omelets and french toast while sipping on delicious cocktails.

City Tap Penn Quarter

City Tap Penn Quarter hosts its fourth annual BeerBQ Battle from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. City Tap along with area breweries, 3 Stars Brewing Company, Evolution Craft Brewery & Co., and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, will compete to make the best barbecue and guests will vote for their favorite. Sample each competitor’s offerings as well as coleslaw and potato salad for $20, paired with $5 select draft beers from participating breweries. The gastropub will also offer $8 special frosé and a limited a la carte lunch menu. Competitive guests can participate in a cornhole tournament to battle it out and the first 16 teams to enter between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 4 will be eligible to participate. The winning team will win a complimentary happy hour for 10 guests at City Tap’s forthcoming Dupont location.

The Salt Line

Capitol Riverfront’s new The Salt Line will open its doors at 10am on Tuesday, July 4, for fans to enjoy drinks and fare before the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets at 11:05am. Enjoy drinks on the waterfront, Executive Chef Kyle Bailey’s full New England style menu, and special food offerings hot off the grill throughout the day.

Rosewood DC

The Rooftop Bar & Lounge, located on the 6th floor penthouse level of Rosewood Washington D.C. invites guests to celebrate our nation’s independence with a rooftop BBQ on Tuesday, July 4th. From 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., neighbors and hotel guests alike are encouraged to stop by the property’s newly enhanced rooftop to enjoy a selection of handcrafted cocktails and classic American fare, while taking in panoramic views of the Potomac River, Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol’s fireworks display. This special evening is priced at $95 per person and $45 for children 12 and under.

Roofers Union

Adams Morgan hotspot Roofers Union celebrates Independence Day with beers from DC's own independently distributed Hellbender Brewing Company. Hellbender will take over five of the taps at Roofers with drafts available for $7 all day. In addition, Executive Chef Jenn Flynn is offering a pair of house stuffed corn dogs with chips and a pickle for $10

The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

Enjoy 4th of July with two of the best highlights of summer: bourbon and bbq. Kick off your patriotic festivities in The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown from 5:30-8:30 p.m., right before heading to Georgetown Waterfront Park to watch the fireworks over Washington Harbor. Tickets Include: Complimentary valet parking, bottomless bourbon cocktails and a festive meal set up buffet-style in The Yard. Tickets are $95 for adults and $45 for children under 12.

Jack Rose's 5th Annual “AmeriCAN DrinkDependence Day”

Jack Rose's 5th Annual “AmeriCAN DrinkDependence Day” will commence when the terrace opens early at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, serving $4 Flying Dog cans (such as Snake Dog IPA, Raging Bitch Belgian IPA and Numero Uno Agave Cerveza) and $5 drafts (such as The Truth Imperial IPA, Bloodline Blood Orange Ale, Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale, Summer Rental Radler, and Brewhouse Rarities Honey Paloma Ale) all day and night, plus 1/2 priced bites such as Smoked Whiskey Wings with habanero and honey bourbon sauce, Crispy Chicken Skins with paprika, lime and green goddess dressing, and Baby Pork Sandwiches with Carolina sauce and coleslaw.