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Power Lunch DC-Where To Take My Dad For A Power Lunch In DC-He Is From NY

Some good suggestions here! I second The Palm and Charlie Palmers. I would add Old Ebbit - I've seen many politicos there at lunchtime (despite the occasional tourist).

Bon appetit!

Restaurant Eve (Epic Fail)

I concur with others on this board that your experience is very surprising and seems to be the exception. I celebrated my birthday at Restaurant Eve last year with my vegetarian husband and they were very accommodating with substitutions, service was impeccable and the food divine! Sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience there... would definitely have brought it to the manager's attention.

Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Rooftop Resturant in DC/Metro Area?

W hotel POV bar is a nice place to propose but, as mentioned in previous posts, it's a hit/miss with the view, and food/beverages are not that spectacular. IMO, best views of DC are from Rosslyn because it is just across the Potomac. If you are keen on staying within DC limits, I suggest Kennedy Center rooftop - very romantic but note that hours are a bit limited compared to other DC restaurants.

good luck and congratulations!

Kennedy Center
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20256

Late night in Georgetown

Bonaparte crepe on Wisconsin Ave has late night hours on Fri and Sat - a bit off the main Gtown strip but well worth it for something non-traditional for late night.

Fun breakfast place in DC

Highly recommend Old Ebbit for a business breakfast if you are trying to avoid hotels and still want good breakfast options, great service, and DC style! Founding Farmers is also a good choice!

Nix Tabard Inn - good breakfast but noise levels are horrendous! And nix Luna Grill - a bit casual for business IMO.

Tabard Inn
1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Founding Farmers
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006

DC Restaurant Week-January 2011

Been to Againn 2x now, the first time when they opened and then again more recently. First time was awful - poor service, they were out of several beers I wanted to try, and the food was so-so. The more recent visit (inspired by a Groupon) was completely different - food was quite good, service was impeccable and I would definitely save room for the Banoffee dessert! mmmmm..... bon appetit!

What retaurants are on your wishlist for 2011?

4x4 - i stumbled upon the CH thread too (200+ replies!) and it immediately jumped to the top of my list for 2011! Have been there twice now and it's AMAZING! The flavors produced by this family-run establishment located in such a non-descript strip mall-type building will blow you away - wow! Bon appetit!

Others on my 2011 list include:
Blue Duck
New Heights

New Heights Restaurant
2317 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC 20008

1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Citronelle or Komi

My husband and I went for our 2nd anniversary dinner to Komi and to Citronelle for my birthday this year.Don't think you can go wrong with food or service at either of these - they are both exceptional on these fronts! Personally, I enjoyed the tasting menu at Komi far more than the a la carte options at Citronelle. For me, Komi had a more intimate setting, friendlier service, and the food was an adventure for the eyes and taste buds. Komi was a 'food experience', whereas Citronelle was more 'fine dining', so it really depends on what you are looking for. Happy anniversary!

3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

Free noms at Central!

Thanks for the tip, SandyCat! Am a HUGE fan of Central and will be there, but not pushing people over...

Need recs for Park City special occassion

Thanks, GroovinGourmet! Will definitely add this to the list!

Need recs for Park City special occassion

The hubby and I will be in Park City for a birthday/ski vacation in a few weeks. I am looking for some recs for a birthday dinner spot - am considering The Mariposa, Chimayo and Wahso so far, but am open to others. We are flexible on price, most important criteria are quality (food and service) and ambiance since it's his birthday.

Thanks foodies!!!

Chimayo Restaurant
368 Main St, Park City, UT 84060

Sunday Brunch Ideas?

Visiting Toronto this weekend with some friends and want some Sunday brunch recs for first timers. We have 2 vegetarians in the crew and don't want to bust the budget. We are staying close to downtown Toronto and have a rental car so getting around is not a big deal. Thanks, in advance, Toronto foodies!!!

CityZen vs. Restaurant Eve

Agree with Steve (earlier post), there's a distinct difference btw the 2 places in terms of food (modern vs. comfort food) and ambiance (luxury vs. eclectic) so I think it boils down to personal preference. I have been to both recently - CityZen and Restaurant Eve Tasting Room - and can attest to impeccable service and amazing food quality! Don't think you can go wrong with either, just depends on what you prefer. Bon appetit!

Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

CityZen Restaurant
1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

Authentic Thai

I would highly recommend Thai Basil in Chantilly (out of the way but definitely worth it for authenticity) - - and Duangrat's and its sister restaurant Rabieng (next door) offer pretty good regional Thai preparations.

Bon appetit!

Farm to table restaurants in DC for late April early May event

Second the recommendation for Nora - it's the only certified organic restaurant in DC, pleasant ambiance, and the food and service are excellent! I was there in Dec and it was definitely less than $185 pp.

Sri Lanka sambol

Spice Lanka in Gaithersburg and Dhana Bazaar (Indo-Lankan grocery store near Montrose Crossing) in Rockville both have a good stock of Sri Lankan sambol - all different types and brands. Prepared food at Spice Lanka is far superior to the same at Dhana Bazaar. Bon appetit!

Gastro Pubs

Agree with others on Victoria's Gastro Pub in Columbia - definitely a hidden gem! I have been multiple times and the food and service have been excellent!

Masa 14

Went to dinner at Masa 14 because we had heard it was great - such a disappointing experience! The food was terrible - fried okra tasted like the oil had been re-used, fusion execution was not tasteful, pork belly was not cooked well,.... you get the picture. The ONLY reason I would ever return to this place is for the bar scene which was very active, loud and fun. Apparently they are opening up a rooftop deck this Spring/Summer which sounds nice - but only for drinks.

Fresh oysters in DC?

Definitely visit the DC marina - very fresh seafood!

Best bread pudding in DC?

Thanks! Will "test' it before the big day!

Best bread pudding in DC?

Hmmm, haven't tried Martin's but now I am curious! Esp since I am looking for a dessert-only option. I have tried Oya's banana bread pudding and yes, it is deeee-lish!! Thanks for the tip!

Best bread pudding in DC?

Thanks, ChrisVA! Agree with you - Acadiana has one of the best I've ever had!

901 New York Ave NW Ste 200A, Washington, DC 20001

Best bread pudding in DC?

I am in search of the best bread pudding in town - it is my husband's FAV dessert and I want to get it for his birthday, as opposed to the traditional cake/dressed-up dessert at restaurants. Places that serve it OR sell it are fine.

Thanks (in advance), foodies!