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reasonably priced restaurants in DC

Thanks to all who responded. They are off to DC today and sure to enjoy some of your recommendations.

reasonably priced restaurants in DC

We have two days on our own, so intend to do the monuments, etc., want to see the White House, maybe the Spy Museum, so downtown and nearby there would be best. No car.

Any kind of food. $20 with tip for lunch (each), 30-35 each for dinner. Thanks

reasonably priced restaurants in DC

Two med school students will be in DC for a conference and need to know of any good, but reasonably priced restaurants in DC or happy hours with good prices on food. A place that has music or other entertainment in the evening would be a bonus. Thanks

Need suggestions some moderate priced local restaurants

THANKS AND TRIP REPORT Just wanted to report back to thank all the Chowhounders for their suggestions for moderate priced, local or neighborhood restaurants. Sorry if this is too longwinded, but I really want to share our delectable journey. We did a week in NO starting with the first weekend of Jazz Fest. Our flight arrived at 7 AM on Friday and we took a cab in to town with a cab driver who was actually from NO and could qualify for as a Reader's Digest "Most Unforgettable Character". After leaving our luggage, we walked to the Ruby Slipper for breakfast. Lunch for the first 3 days was of course numerous delicious items at the Fest. We were exhausted from the early flight in and JF and my guys needed a LA oyster fix, so we decided on Felix's for the first night. We ended up with a box to take home--thank goodness for the fridge in the condo. Next morning we had a light bite in the condo and then off to the Fest for lunch (and music of course). For dinner we took the streetcar up to Mandina's and it was great. We had a drink with some locals while we waited and then ordered a fried shrimp and a fried oyster dinner. There was so much food we took a box home (#2) and the prices were very reasonable. Next day was a continental jazz brunch at the condo and then off to the Jazz "mud" Fest. That night we wanted to go to Frenchmen St. and both places I wanted to try were done serving ( Maison - unless we paid $20 cover each to go in and order food because the show was going to start or Adolfos) so we stumbled on Melange "speakeasy". The food was actually quite good even though I had not heard of it from Chowhound and as usual took home a box (#3). It rained off and on (heavy) every day from that Sunday until we left on Friday, but we were not deterred. On Monday morning we headed to Somethin Else Cafe, but there was line, so we walked a little further to the Café Conti. It was very uncrowded, served a great café au lait and crepes. We did the tourist thing and took the riverboat tour and walked around the quarter. Dinner that night was at Bachannal--what an experience!! The food was very good, but the whole evening was just one of those times that you won't soon forget. We shared a table with folks from Canada and Calif., talked Jazz Fest and consumed 2 bottles of wine--thank goodness for taxis. On Tuesday we rented a car and drove in the rain out River Road toward all of the refineries and the plantations because my son had never been out there, but stopped first at Crabby Jack's where we had a regular size oyster and shrimp po boys--I can't imagine what the large size could be like because these were absolutely HUGE and -- you must know by now -- box #4 of leftovers left with us. On the way back into town we went to what has to be the best deal in NO-- $.50 oysters at Superior Seafood on Napoleon. My H is forever thankful to the person who shared this secret. They were huge and ice cold. We went back again on Wed. too while we had the car. Tuesday night we went to EAT Nola and I think that it was probably my favorite dinner place-I had a pan sautéed redfish with a sauce--very good. My son had barbecue shrimp that was also terrific. We brought our own bottle of wine and there no cork fee for the first bottle.The next morning we drove to the Buttermilk Drop Bakery and got some Drops and a bearclaw (recommended by a local in line behind us) and then made a rainy sojurn across the lake to visit the Abita Brewery with my son who is a homebrewer. While the tour was informative, but short, the highlight (at least for my son) is that they let you pour your own beer from all of the taps. That night we ate at the Praline Connection (recommended by our cab driver) and ate wonderful home cooking like fried chicken, greens and beans and rice--and took home box #5 full of fried chicken livers. Afterward went to the Spotted Cat and saw a group that played on the Gentilly Stage the next day. On Thursday my son went back to the Fest and we had to return the car. We planned to go to Katie's which said it was open for breakfast, but when we got there it didn't open until 11, so we didn't get to try it. We had to return the car and decided to go out to Magazine St. on the streetcar for the ride while it wasn't raining and go to Casamento's where we had eaten last year. We didn't make it there because we had to walk past Le Petite Grocery I had just read in the paper that day that the chef had gotten a James Beard nomination-- fish and chips was grouper and a fantastic burger for a change. It was a little pricier than most lunch places, but very good food. After being rained on off and on all afternoon we took the bus back to FQ and called Vacherie to see if they would let us bring our own wine as we had a white and a pinot noir that were only partially drank and were leaving the next day. We told them that we had been to Café Conti and EAT and they said bring the wine. They only charged us 1 cork fee since it was 2 half drank bottles--that's nice. I had rabbit cassoulet, H had oysters Rockefeller and son had the duck breast--all was very good. We went home and shared some sweets that I got at the Southern Praline store that morning. The next day was our final meal in NO and we did breakfast at Somethin Else Café which was fantastic especially the huge homemade biscuit with honey butter. What about all of those boxes of leftovers? Luckily we had my son and his friend along, so they would snack on all of the leftovers when they came back in from the Bourbon St. stroll each night, so nothing went to waste. I was afraid that SW Airlines was going to charge me excess baggage fees for all of the extra body weight that I gained while there, but it was worth every calorie. Thanks to all the Chowhounders who gave us these wonderful ideas.

May 12, 2013
luci2123 in New Orleans

Need suggestions some moderate priced local restaurants

Thanks for the additional ideas. I've heard of Jacquimos, but never been. Hopefully the streetcar will be running all the way in 3 weeks when we arrive for Jazz Fest. My H and son will be very excited about the oyster price at SS. thanks

Apr 04, 2013
luci2123 in New Orleans

Need suggestions some moderate priced local restaurants

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful list of suggestions of moderately priced restaurants. Now I can do research on your suggestions and narrow it down. We will be there a week, so plenty of eating to be done.

Apr 04, 2013
luci2123 in New Orleans

Need suggestions some moderate priced local restaurants

We have eaten at most of the more expensive restaurants in NO during our visits, but this time would like to eat at some local restaurants with more moderate prices, but authentic good cooking. We won't have our car this time so can't go too far away, but can take streetcar, cab, etc. Thanks for any recs

Apr 02, 2013
luci2123 in New Orleans

best place to get a sandwich for the road

When we leave NO (driving back to Tallahassee) we would like to take some sandwiches with us on the road rather than pulling into a fast food place on the Interstate. They can't have gravy, sauces (soggy rolls) or need to be warm like fried shrimp because we won't be eating them right away and need something that the driver can eat without problem. Any suggestions on where we could pick them up? We are staying in the CBD. Thanks

Nov 30, 2011
luci2123 in New Orleans

best night with least crowd at Galatoires

thanks for the heads up on being closed on Mon. I was actually thinking that would be the best night for least crowd and it's our last night in NO so it would be special. Haven't been to NO in years, but can hardly wait and would not miss going to Galatoires--ever.

Nov 20, 2011
luci2123 in New Orleans

Cafe Marigny

My friend will be disappointed. She thought it was the best meal she had in NO.
someone else recommended Three Muses, so we will give that a try for music and dinner.
thanks

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Three Muses
536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Nov 20, 2011
luci2123 in New Orleans

restaurants on Frenchman St.

Sounds like my kind of waiter. Thanks for the suggestion.

Nov 20, 2011
luci2123 in New Orleans

restaurants on Frenchman St.

thanks for the suggestions on Three Muses. I also noted on a map that Casamentos restaurant is close to Tipitinas and I've read some good reports on CH about an oyster loaf there. Also Miss Mae's is in the neighborhood for supposedly the world's best chicken. Too much food, too little time. My son is coming for an interview at LSU Med School, so if he gets in I can visit more often and eat more great food.

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Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Three Muses
536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Nov 20, 2011
luci2123 in New Orleans

restaurants on Frenchman St.

Are there any great restaurants on Frenchman St. My son wants to do the music scene and it would be nice if there is a club that also has fantastic food. Also is the trip out to the original Tipitina's worth it or should we stick with venues closer to the FQ?

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Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Nov 18, 2011
luci2123 in New Orleans

Cafe Marigny

Has anyone heard of this restaurant? Is is good? great?? A friend went there just before Katrina and said it was one of the best meals she had in NO. It may not still be there or may have new owners.

Nov 17, 2011
luci2123 in New Orleans

best night with least crowd at Galatoires

We will be in NO for 4 nights, including a Sun and Mon night. What is the best night to do Galatoires,knowing that we want to sit downstairs. Is there any difference in the crowds on a Mon (or Sun) night vs. Fri or Sat.? OR is the Sunday brunch something special that we should go for brunch rather than dinner. Thanks

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Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Nov 17, 2011
luci2123 in New Orleans

Good Restaurant between Mt. Ranier and Seattle

We are taking our son out to Mt. Ranier for a summit trip and will be driving back into Seattle the same day. Is there a restaurant between the two places that is not to be missed ? Or should we just go back into Seattle where the great restaurants are numerous. We thought about the Salish Lodge, but don't know if it worth the $ and time to drive there.

Aug 10, 2010
luci2123 in Greater Seattle

Need a market near Elektra buildiing

We will be staying at Elektra building in August. Where is the nearest grocery/market to pick up coffee and a few things for our stay. Is the University Farmers Market on Sat. the closest one to downtown?
Thanks

Jul 24, 2010
luci2123 in Greater Seattle

10 days in Seattle

We will be in Seattle for 10 days in August. What are the "must eat at" restaurants. Good food is what we are looking for. We like just about any kind of food, but are partial to seafood. Staying downtown, but we will have a car, so location is not a problem. Thanks

Jul 19, 2010
luci2123 in Greater Seattle

Local places with moderate prices-- seafood or anything else good

We would like recommendations for places that have great food and reasonable prices. We don't want "cheap eats" and we don't want the "special occasion place". Don't want to pay $50 for a salmon dinner at Canlis when someone can recommenda a place that is just as good with a $25 salmon dinner. We will be in Seattle for 9 nights in August and like to eat where locals eat--the only criteria is GREAT FOOD. Your recommendations are appreciated.
We are overwhelmed by the number of restaurants in Seattle from which to choose.

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Canlis Restaurant
2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Jul 16, 2010
luci2123 in Greater Seattle