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Check, Please! is a weekly restaurant review series, moderated by a host, featuring a rotating panel of three “real people” reviewers.  Each panelist chooses their favorite eatery in the Greater Washington area (DC, MD and VA) and sends the other two to dine there and give their opinions.

Would you like to be a guest on Check, Please!?

If you have a favorite Washington area eatery -- a restaurant, café, gastropub, mom and pop, strip mall treasure, etc., that you'd like to review on a future episode of Check, Please!, please complete the form below. We love to hear about both tried-and-true local favorites and hidden gems that are off the beaten path.

Please note that in order to appear on the show, you must be able to take a few hours off on a weekday to participate in a taping at our studio near Washington, DC.

You must be 21 or older to appear on the show.

We look forward to hearing from you!



If selected, you will be required to visit and review two other Washington area restaurants as part of the show. Are you willing and able to travel within a 40 mile radius of Washington, DC?

Favorite Restaurants

What are your three favorite Washington area restaurants (includes DC, MD, and VA)?

Applicants cannot be affiliated with any of their suggested restaurants.

Restaurant #1
Restaurant #2
Restaurant #3

I couldn't narrow it down to just three! Here's one more favorite. (optional)

Restaurant #4

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