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Dinner for Husband's 33rd Birthday

I recommend Boka. We have done multiple birthdays there, and there are both special and relaxed. A wonderful menu and very good beverage. It is much better than Girl and Goat in both categories, IMO. The best thing about it might be the outdoor seating, which you would be able to take advantage of that time of year. It is, as far as I know, the best combination of fine dining and lovely outdoor seating in the city.

Apr 26, 2015
PUmatty in Chicago Area

Three days near Dupont Circle

Hello -

I will be in DC in a couple of weeks for three days/nights for a conference and am looking for some recommendations. I am hoping to find some interesting and good places that would be appropriate by myself (maybe that have a bar to sit in solo?). A little pricey is fine, but of course, some less expensive options are good as well. I like pretty much any type of food, so any kind of restaurant would be a good option.

I know virtually nothing about Washington geography and won't have a car, so places near Dupont Circle are ideal.

I appreciate any suggestions - thanks for helping this out-of-towner.

Please pick just one restaurant of each for me!

I would offer another vote for Cafe Spiaggia. In addition to the delicious food, if there are two of you they have two-top window tables with a wonderful view of North Michigan Avenue that really added to our enjoyment of the meal.

It is also nice to get there a little early and start with a drink in the Spiaggia bar.

Jul 04, 2013
PUmatty in Chicago Area

Best Restaurant in Chicago for Foodie Weekend?

Takashi has actually quit serving noodles for Sunday brunch at the namesake (and Michelin-starred) restaurant.. We had reservations for the Sunday menu and they called us to tell us it would no longer be available.

Sep 27, 2012
PUmatty in Chicago Area

Drinks after Goosefoot

My partner and I will be going to Goosefoot on Friday for our fifth anniversary, and we would love to have a good drink or two after dinner. We don't know the area around Goosefoot at all, but is there any where up there that you would recommend? We live in the South Loop, so any place downtown would be easy to get to as well.

We can always go to our regular bars for a martini, but we are trying to make the night special. Any ideas would be very much appreciated.

Sep 15, 2012
PUmatty in Chicago Area