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Romantic Steak dinner?

I'm not a big steak-eater myself, but REALLY enjoy Bond 45 Italian Steakhouse at National Harbor. Steak tender enough for a butter knife.

Very snazzy place with good sides, service and dessert. Great for date night or celebrations.

best pizza that's not Two Amys

Hopefully, its better than the Laurel (Route 1) location -- where they suggest that you request that your pizza be prepared "well done" to avoid uncooked dough and soggy toppings.

Fort Dupont Ice Rink, SE - any options?

I was just going to suggest Rays the Steaks (that smoked-fried chicken is AWESOME!) or anything along Barracks Row (8th Street, SE). You can find all sorts of food (burgers, pizza, shakes, etc) and cuisines (Asian Fusion, Italian, bar food) while you're there.

Yes! Organic Market (**The Fairlawn store is closer to the Rink than Capitol Hill, but they're both located ON Pennsylvania Avenue, SE) has a sushi bar, if you're in the mood. You can even grab a bottle of celebratory wine on the way back to Baltimore. (I highly recommend Barefoot Sweet Red for about $5!). They also offer FREE garage parking.

London Goes Gaga for Breast-Milk Ice Cream

:-| I'll pass...

Feb 25, 2011
elledeepea in Features

DuPont Circle

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe and Heritage India Brassiere (both ON Connecticut Avenue).

Quest for Mexican Restaurant with White Cheese dip

Does anyone have a recipe for said dip? I'd love to try my hand at making my own.

Fun breakfast place in DC


Luna Grill & Diner
1301 Connecticut Ave NW Frnt 1, Washington, DC 20036

Fun breakfast place in DC

GREAT lunch and dinner. I never though to visit for Breakfast.

DC - Need recommendation for dinner and breakfast

(I actually LIKE Filomena. *waits* LOL)

Dinner: Old Ebbitt Grill is nice -- just in case you change your mind about the "bistro" part.

Breakfast: Luna Grill & Diner serves huge waffles and fresh fruit ANY time of day.

Got approx. $250 to spend and need a great restaurant recommendation


Had I read this sooner, I would've recommended Bond 45 (National Harbor) Italian Steakhouse.


Quest for Mexican Restaurant with White Cheese dip

Try Banana Café and Piano Bar or Las Placitas Restaurante (both on Barracks Row on 8th Street, SE) for a nice, chill "sit-down" spot. El Tamarindo (Adams Morgan) might be more up your alley.

Otherwise, there's always California Tortilla. I actually like their con queso as much as the others I mentioned.

Las Placitas
517 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

El Tamarindo
1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

best pizza that's not Two Amys

Yes! That's pretty much my meal, when I'm in the mood for "bar food".

Girls Weekend Dinner

CoCo Sala, for sure. Very fun, sexy and chock-full-of...chocolate!

DC recos near Marriot Wardman Park

Good call. LOVE Amsterdam Falafel!

Amsterdam Falafelshop
2425 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

best pizza that's not Two Amys

I like Matchbox and Bertucci's for wood-fired pizza.

Bertucci's Restaurant
2800 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Late night in Georgetown

Have you tried Georgetown Wing Company (upstairs)/Crêpe Amour (downstairs)?

Recs for dinner Ct Ave & Military Road??

Out-of-towners seem to like Maggiano's Little Italy for Italian fare. Big portions. Good taste. Great (read: strong) cocktails. Perfect idea for large groups and celebrations, but still "dark" enough to be romantic (well, can be a bit noisy at dinner time.).

Just minutes from Military Road.

Maggiano's - Chevy Chase
5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20015

Foodie needs help for a small business group dining in DC

Good call.

help: DC business dining on Feb 14th

Since Valentine's Day falls on a Monday, you MIGHT get lucky dining during Lunch. Let's hope, for your sake, that the romantic diners will chose the previous weekend to play footsies in public.

Some restaurants - Bond 45 - are using their regular menu.

Your 10 favorite DC Metro restaurants

Here are a few basic "nice" old favorites and hot spots:

La Tasca
722 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

901 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001

Clyde's of Georgetown
3236 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC
900 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Banana Cafe & Piano Bar
500 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

News Cafe
3056 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Las Placitas
517 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Georgia Brown's
950 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Ted's Bulletin
505 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Art & Soul
415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Lunch near spy museum?

Gordon Biersch or Ella's.

Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza
901 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC
900 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Dining Near Arena Stage

Too bad Cantina Marina is closed until Summer! *le sigh* That's the ONLY place within walking distance that's really worth a dime.

Cantina Marina
600 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Sunday Brunch in DC

Georgia Brown's has a great Sunday Jazz Brunch. Nice, live music with wide buffett selections. TV by the Bar.

Reserve QUICKLY!

Georgia Brown's
950 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Best place for a drink in Dupont?

Kramer's has GREAT desserts and cocktails. The Raspberry White Chocolate, Cheesecake, Apple Crumb Pie and Carrot Cake are to DIE for! Wash it down with a Cherry Limeade (subtle) / Loosey Goosey Cosmo (strong).


I love the atmosphere. I've only dined outdoors, but there's PLENTY of indoor seating. Believe it or not, parking is usually a breeze during late hours.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Restaurant near Capitol for large (30-40ish?) group

B. Smith's is located IN Union Station and has plenty of room for large groups.

Art and Soul, adjacent to Liasion Hotel, is another good spot. Please, please, please call ahead. I've never been there on a "slow" day (even during the week).

Brunch @ 8407 Silver Spring

The service IS super slow, when there's only 3 people (2 of which were already eating) in the joint. The menu is pretty limited, but the Challuh French Toast with Summer Berry Compote was good.

Good Food

Check out Tamipico Grill for good tex-mex and cocktails.

In addition to Ethiopian, is there a particular cuisine that DC is known for?

(Not sure what happened...) Lauriol Plaza doesn't accept reservations and there's ALWAYS a crazy wait. While its worth it, sometimes I just don't have the time TO wait.

Lauriol Plaza
1835 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Anyone been to Art & Soul lately?

Try Acadiana's Sunday Brunch Cajun (Bloody) Mary. Formerly part of their "Parking Meter Special" ($.25), its now on the $1 -- which still ain't half bad -- Brunch Cocktail Menu.

I always lose count of my Blood Orange Mimosa intake. (Don't judge me!)

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

Anyone been to Art & Soul lately?

@biscuit: You're welcome and thanks... Enjoy!