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Dining in D.C.

Just returned from DC. I had the chance to eat at some of the restaurants mentioned in this post. Some of my thoughts:

Central - great looking bistro with a lot of energy. Very good food. Big menu, great wines at a decent prices.Yummy desserts Brisk service.
Founding Farmers - go to have fun. Eco designed with catchy theme, solid but average food. So-so service. Vibrant bar scene.
Proof - i really liked this place. Warmly light with cool atmosphere. Great menu with lots of options. Fresh and hot foods perfectly cooked. Huge wine list with great wines by the glass. Friendly and knowledgeable staff
Rasika - contemporary Indian food.Nice looking. Since I'm not very familiar with Indian food I thought there were to many choices. Tasty food. Desserts were fair. Very professional service.
Hook(lunch) - Not very busy. Nicely cooked seafood. Huge portions. Wonderful desserts. Friendly service. Great lunch prix fixe
Jaleo(lunch) above average tapas. I expected more from what others posted
Zaytinya - had apps and drinks. Very cool looking, busy bar, good food. Trendy
Oya - good sushi and cocktails. Dramatic design and hip

The Source: Anyone been there?

Thinking of having lunch after my visit to the Newseum, do I need to make a reservation because it's to busy or can I walk in without a problem?

DC Restaurants,Help Me Choose

I'm getting ready for DC and have decided on Proof, Central,Founding Farmers and Rasika for my 4 nights or should I replace Zaytinya and maybe Oya for Founding Farmers and Central. Then I could try Central or FF for lunch. It seems my other considerations Blue Duck Tavern and The Source get mixed reviews? Last minute comments welcome

After Dinner Drinks

Spending 4 nights in DC, need help in places to have after dinner drinks. We are a couple in our late thirties and early forties and are looking to have some fun in a lively, stylish atmosphere. Restaurants with bar scene, lounges and bars with no strict door policy suggestions needed. Nothing stuffy or formal. Also, any late night jazz clubs welcome.

Province or Sunda ?

Looking for a lively and exciting restaurant with good food for next Sat. night. I've read alot about Sunda and Province. Both seem very popular, with good reviews. I understand the restaurants are very different in food and style. We are eating at Alinea the previous night and want something very different. Help us choose. Also looking for some Saturday late lunch suggestions.Casual, nothing to formal. How about The Bristol, Bin 36, Hub 51, Fox and Obel etc.. Thanks.

Apr 08, 2009
koolboy in Chicago Area

DC Restaurants,Help Me Choose

Spending four nights in DC, need to choose restaurants for dinner and some lunches. Please help me choose from a narrowed list.

Central Michel Richard
Founding Farmers
The Source
Blue Duck Tavern

Are any of the above better for lunch? Other suggestions welcome.

Alinea Questions

When making my reservation at Alinea I was told about different dinning areas and jackets for men. Can anyone describe the different seating areas and if one area is more desirable.Is smart casual with sport jacket acceptable?

Mar 31, 2009
koolboy in Chicago Area

Post Theatre Recommendations Needed

how about freemans?

Oct 19, 2008
koolboy in Manhattan


Any recent reports. How's the food? Is the restaurant popular, What's the dress code? My wife and I are looking for a Friday night spot . We like a lively restaurant that serves great food, has a wonderful decor and offers friendly service. Other suggestions welcome. Any location or price, nothing to old fashioned or stuffy.

Oct 13, 2008
koolboy in Manhattan