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Two Dinners in Baltimore??

Went to Cinghiale a few weeks ago. Just sat at the bar and ordered a la carte. Food was great. Bartender was great. Atmosphere was great.

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Cinghiale
822 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Group of 14 staying in the Inner Harbour

We ate at Cinghiale this weekend. Just at the bar but great food and excellent service.

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Cinghiale
822 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Top Five Go-To Restaurants in DC Metro Area?

Kushi
Central
Tosca
Mandu

BELGA Belgian food in DC

Yes, I think you should probably book a table.

Tosca ... Tosca ... Tosca!

Tosca really is excellent. I eat there about once a week and have never tried anything I didn't like. I was really surprised at first since it looks like a corporate lunch mill, but someone in the kitchen is certainly paying attention. The burrata ravioli with broccoli rabe pesto are amazing.

BELGA Belgian food in DC

I also live on the hill and have to agree. The food can be good, but it's spotty and the service has been terrible lately. I'd rather go out of my way to head to Beck.

Ba Bay: New Vietnamese coming to Capitol Hill

Has anyone been yet? Thoughts?

Ba Bay: New Vietnamese coming to Capitol Hill

No but I'm thrilled to have some Asian food on The Hill!

What are your Top 3 monthly "go to" places in the D.C. Metro area?

Kushi
Central (bar)
Liberty Tavern

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The Liberty Tavern
3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

First time visitor - please help to make it special!

If you live in London there's one place that actually does do steaks well. It's called Hawksmoor (on Commercial St. near Spitalfields).

Weekend in DC--restaurant suggestions

I really think Tosca has the best Italian in DC but doesn't get much notice becuase of teh corporate atmosphere.

Steakhouse - not super fancy/overpriced

BLT has marrow, it is rather pricy though. I know Ray's in not in DC but it's really an easy Metro Ride (11 minutes from Metro Center) and they also have marrow and great prices.

Doha?

Really there's not much good food in Doha outsideof the hotels. You could try the Pearl or maybe the Souk.

LARDO! LARDO! LARDO! -where to buy/find ???

Two Amy's has it on their menu. Not the BEST lardo I've had, but decent.

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Two Amys
3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Advice for a visitor (especially for lunch and late-night eats)

I think that must have been Bistro D'Oc. Zaytinya and J&G Steak in the W have some great lunch deals that are worth checking out IMO. If you eat in the bar at proof you have have a glassof wine and an entree for $12.

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Bistro D'Oc
518 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Zaytinya
701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Has anyone tried Kushi yet?

I've been back a numberof times now. It seems like each time just gets better and better!

Dress Code at Rasika and Tosca. Also what to order?

I like the veal ravioli at Tosca and you can't go wrong with the grilled fish dishes if you're in the mood for something light.

In addition to the dishes mentioned here I love the biryani at Rasika.

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Rasika Restaurant
633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Beef samosas?

I don't know anyone who makes them in DC. But in LA and London usually the women who sell them make the pastry from scratch. I agree, way better to get them unfried if you're buying and freezing.

Beef samosas?

Yeah I know what you're talking about., they are what I always hope for ina new Indian restaurant My grandmoter makes them and occasionally if you can tap into an Indian/Pakistani/East African community you will find ladies who make them and sell them to you (unfried) by the dozen for freezing.

Beef samosas?

If you find out please share. I presume you had the really crunchy ones that tend to have thinner pastry than what you normally find in restaurants as well?

Roti: New Mediterranean place opening next door to Breadline in April

Went to a soft open last week. Good food and good service.

Parents in town, semi-picky, moderate priced...help! I've included all my Reqs :)

I second both of these.

Dinner with 19 year old?

Thanks for all the tips!

Dinner with 19 year old?

Thanks. I has thought of Zaytinya but it's fully booked. I think we may do Poste for lunch so we can sit outside.

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Zaytinya
701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Dinner with 19 year old?

My boyfriend's mom and brother will be in DC this weekend. We're looking for a restaurant that will be nice but that a 19 year old college student will still enjoy and consider a treat. Any suggestions? I don't think he's a picky eater, but I don't think he's super adventurous either.

Help needed with rooftop bar in DC

Likewise. I wasn't wowed by the bar at the W, it just feels like it's trying to hard. But we were sitting inside.

Help needed with rooftop bar in DC

I think that's right too, the bar is totally different from the Hotel Washington days now.

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Hotel Washington
515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

What do you think of Neyla in Georgetown?

Haven't eaten there but the menu looks good. Walked in last weekend at 9:40 and they couldn't seat us until 10:30 even though there had been 9:30 reservations on opentable and there were still 10pm ones. The one thing I notices, as with other Lebanese restaurants, the music was quite loud.

Has anyone tried Kushi yet?

I went to Kushi with a party of seven so we had a table instead of sitting at the bar. I managed to snag the last chicken skin of the night which made me pretty happy. I think we tried about 15 things, and I won’t list them all. I thought the hamachi and other shushi were excellent and fresh, but for once the o-toro did nothing for me . I wouldn’t call kushi cheap, and to get full you have to order quite a bit, but it won’t break the bank either. Portions were a little strange in that skewers of the same item would sometimes have different amounts of pieces. The service was a bit spotty, but clearly excusable in such a big space that just opened. I’d been to a more downscale izakya place the weekend before in LA and it made for an interesting comparison.

Againn. How is it?

Had dinner here last week. Started out a bit peeved because when the host sat us at a table that had a draft and I asked to be moved, he said he could but the area was closed and it would be a pain for the waiter. Well, I didn't want to do that so I stayed in the cold. About 5 minutes later, another couple was sitting at the table I'd requested.

From there, though, everything was uphill. The waitress more than made up for the little service issue at the start. She was super friendly and knew the menu very well. The hanger steak was just excellent and the pork belly has crackling. I love crackling. It wasn't as unctuous as the belly I've had in Brittan, but it was really good. And they will even make you extra crackling if you ask.

Both the sticky toffee pudding and the banoffee pie were great. My boyfriend orders STP any place he sees it and said this was the best one he's had in the USA.

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AGAINN
1099 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001