SLAS2017 will head to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. February 4–8, 2017. The area surrounding the Convention Center offers a variety of ethnic foods, local coffee shops, and unique dining experiences.

In preparation for your stay, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top-rated local restaurants and coffee shops near SLAS2017. Whether you’re looking for a cafe to hold a quick meeting or a nice restaurant to unwind at the end of a long day, this area is bound to have the perfect spot for you.

Click the map below from your mobile phone to quickly get walking or driving directions to any of these establishments!


Grab a Cup of Coffee

La Colombe Coffee Roasters: “Trendy cafe serving house-brand artisanal coffee, pastries & snacks in a sleek space.” There are two locations in the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Rating: 4.5, 4.7
  • 924 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • 900 6th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Chinatown Coffee Co.: “Local cafe in a sleek semi-industrial space serving coffee drinks, tea, light eats, absinthe & more.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 475 H St. NW #1, Washington, D.C. 20001

Sip of Seattle: “This easygoing espresso bar supplies standard coffee drinks, smoothies & pastries.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 1120 G St. NW #1, Washington, D.C. 20005

Bakers & Baristas: “Sleek, counter-serve outpost specializing in frozen yogurt & blended smoothies.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 501 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005


Enjoy a Quick Meal

Sweetgreen: “Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain specializing in organic salads, soup & bowls.”

  • Rating: 4.6
  • 1065 5th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Five Guys: “Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 808 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Shake Shack: “Hip, counter-serve chain for gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers & frozen custard.”

  • Rating: 4.1
  • 800 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004


Sit Down and Unwind

Zaytinya: “Chef José Andrés’ light, airy mainstay offers Eastern Mediterranean small plates & regional wines.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 701 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Sixth Engine: “American grub & signature cocktails, plus brunch & late-night menus, served in a former firehouse.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 38 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Acadiana Restaurant: “Sprawling & elegant eatery serving Cajun-Creole specialties plus fixed-price jazz brunch on Sunday.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 901 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Casa Luca: “Stylish, airy Italian eatery with big windows, warm woods, red leather banquettes & wines on tap.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 1099 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Del Campo: “Elegant space for Latin specialties from slow-roasted meats to classic sandwiches & regional drinks.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 777 I St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Momiji Japanese Restaurant: “2-level spot with deck turning out hibachi dishes & creatively named rolls, plus handmade cocktails.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 505 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Rasika: “Sophisticated restaurant & lounge serving modern Indian food, including the popular crispy spinach.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 633 D St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Matchbox: “Wood-fired pizza, New American eats & craft beers in a brick-walled setting with an outdoor patio.”

  • Rating: 4.1
  • 713 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001


Share your Favorite D.C. Destinations

Did we miss anything? Send us a message on Twitter to share your favorite meals or attractions in the Washington, D.C. area!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.