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DC's Best Restaurants With AC

When you’re seeking a break from the heat, these DC restaurants will cool you off.

  • Del Frisco's Grille
    • American
    • Downtown
    Food
    23
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $59

    Good to know: The outdoor terrace here has a misting apparatus.

  • Johnny's Half Shell
    • American
    • Capitol Hill
    Food
    21
    Decor
    21
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $57

    Good to know: This spot has an outdoor courtyard that can be air-conditioned.

  • Meridian Pint
    • American
    • Columbia Heights
    Food
    22
    Decor
    20
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $26

    Good to know: This restaurant has lodge-like decor, and the downstairs features pull-your-own taps. Check out the outdoor space, too.

  • NoPa Kitchen + Bar
    • American
    • Penn Quarter/Chinatown
    Food
    19
    Decor
    21
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $45

    Good to know: This airy space has a raw bar.

  • Pesce
    • Seafood
    • Dupont Circle
    Food
    20
    Decor
    20
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $48

    Good to know: This restaurant features an airy dining room and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.

  • RANGE
    • New American
    • Friendship Heights
    Food
    23
    Decor
    20
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $65

    Good to know: This space is glassed-in and airy.

  • The Hamilton
    • American
    • Downtown
    Food
    20
    Decor
    25
    Service
    18
    Cost
    $36

    Good to know: This restaurant has hunting lodge decor, so you can get cozy even in the summer.

  • Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
    • American
    • Reston
    Food
    22
    Decor
    25
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $49

    Good to know: This spot boasts a secluded outdoor patio.

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