From high-end Italian tasting menus to power dining spots to Filipino food worth lining up for, here are some of the best places to eat in in our nation’s capital.

The National Mall, the Smithsonian museums, the monuments: there’s a lot to see in Washington, D.C. But for decades, the dining scene didn’t hold up in the same way. No longer: in recent years, the nation’s capital has transformed into a bona fide restaurant destination, moving beyond its beloved steakhouses and power lunch spots with a new wave of terrific restaurants popping up in neighborhoods all over the city. Sure, the city has attracted marquee names known for their restaurants elsewhere, but most often it’s home-grown talent overseeing Washington’s hottest tables, which stood out as we created this list. From the iconic classics to the mod brasseries, locally inspired menus to the far-flung (we’ve got fine dining Indian, small North African and Mediterannean, izakaya, and more), when it comes to where to eat in D.C., we’ve got you covered.