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Dupont/Farragut lunch options continue apace

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Dupont/Farragut lunch options continue apace

Tried out Oki ramen today and was very impressed. I enjoyed the Oki curry ramen (coconut curry) and my lunch buddy had the miso ramen. They also had a Thai-ish ramen, and a Kimchi ramen listed on the menu, so plenty of spicy options!

Broth was lovely and complex on both, noodles were toothsome, very strong flavors on the various goodies adorning my curry ramen: including onion, red cabbage, pickled something or other, fried chicken, fried noodles. Absolutely delightful and a treat on a snowy day. They also have some rice bowls and other interesting appetizers on the menu. What a great addition to the neighborhood.

They also have a liquor license, plus the decor is extremely intricate, if you're into that kind of thing.

Barcelona on 14th St. DC

It's normally impossible to get a table, so good choice going on a holiday weekend! It gets unbearably crowded, which makes it totally unappealing to me.

Best current Burmese, Vietnamese and Ethiopian DC-area restaurants

I would recommend Kokeb or Zenebech Injera or Ethiopic over Etete. Etete has disappointed on several occasions, and they're over-priced. Not sure why it gets so much love.

Dinner in Columbia Heights/U Street

Room 11 is my favorite, cocktails and well-done small plates, great food, lovely atmosphere.

Maple is similar, Italian-focused, less small plates-y. More of a restaurant than bar feel.

Grub near 9:30 Club Washington D.C.

Satellite Room (inside the 9:30 Club building) is also pretty good. Nothing that will blow your mind, but a solid burger and other bar food. I like the atmosphere, pretty laid back and spacious, diner-style seats.

A good donut? DC/MD

Just had a donut like this at Shilla bakery. Super yeasty, still warm, and covered in granulated sugar. They also have red bean and other varieties, but the plain braided ones would fit the bill.

Dupont/Farragut lunch options continue apace

The new ramen place opened, it's called Oki. I have not tried it yet, but the atmosphere looks fantastic. Seems like it will be a good evening place, but for now they're open for lunch.

I tried GRK again and the lamb was definitely less impressive than the chicken. There were a lot of tough gristly pieces that were unappetizing. However, the plate option with meat, pita, tzatziki, and a side was a good deal. Willing to try this place again.

Duke's Grocery in DC - Report

The banh mi is good, as is the burger. I have also enjoyed the rosti during brunch.
The value here is really good, and a nice outdoor patio when the weather's nice!

First timer DC

You should try Ethiopian food while you're in town. The DC area has one of the largest Ethiopian populations anywhere. Check out Kokeb on Georgia Avenue for great food. Long walk, short taxi ride, or metro to Columbia Heights.

Near the hotel: I recommend Dolcezza for excellent gelato (and espresso), Bethesda Bagels for good bagels, and Mission for tacos.

Sakuramen for yummy Japanese ramen (not the plastic baggy kind), Pho 14 (the one on Columbia Road) for Vietnamese (try the pho or the bun), or Super Tacos (also on Columbia Road) for any pork-based taco (very casual spot, minimal seating). You could try Roofers Union for cocktails and Southern food. All of these are in Adams Morgan, a 5 to 10 minute walk from your hotel.

Ethnic Food in DC near green/yellow line??

El Chucho is a good rec, hits all the points. Pho Viet may be a "hole in the wall"? Not sure what OP's standards are. Meridian Pint is a good drinking spot.

Pho 14 is slightly more up-scale, and similar food quality. Also closer to the Columbia Heights metro.

I also like many of MartyL's suggestions below, though personally have not had good luck at Izakaya Seki. For ethnic, non hole in the wall: I would also add DC Noodles for Thai/Chinese (U Street metro), Kapnos for Greek small plates (U Street metro), and Bisto Boheme for Czech (Shaw metro).

Three days near Dupont Circle

All around Dupont, why not try some of the new places rather than old guard? BCheck out Duke's on 17th for some amazing sandwiches and good beers.
Sophie's for Cuban on 19th Street is also really lovely and warm - try the roast pork and sweet plantains.
Rasika West End is a great destination for Indian, widely loved, tons of reviews on here.
Mission for tacos: solid food, authentic approach, nice bar, copious portions.
Iron Gate for cocktails and Italian. Lovely atmosphere, pretty cool spot.

Early dinner near Folger

I like We the Pizza, though note that you order at the counter, and then get seated and have to go get your food (and there are 2 floors). This may not work for you.
New York style pizza and interesting home-made sodas. I enjoyed it.

Next door is Spike Mendelsohn's other place, Big Stuff Eatery, which is high'ish-quality fast food burgers and fries. Same setup. I really liked the banh mi burger I had there, as well as the extra-rich shakes.

Lupo Verde or NOPA - dinner for 6 guys

Although both neighborhoods have changed a lot, I'd recommend Lupo Verde so you can barhop after on 14th Street. There are a ton of options and lots of beautiful people

Good Chinese in NoVa

Also had a recent visit to Hong Kong Palace, and it was amazing. Cumin lamb was a standout.

Traditional Indian food in DC/NoVa

Masala Art is worth considering, thought I have not been there in a few years. They had a very unusual menu.
Heritage India is also darn good, one in Glover Park and one in Dupont (P Street).

Please help ladies with DC recs

The OP will realize this if she looks up the menu (and prices), but note that many would consider Rasika to be fine dining.

Dupont/Farragut lunch options continue apace

I tried the new Greek fast casual place, GRK, last week (19th and M, next to the new Noodles.) It is very close to the Greek Deli, which is an odd choice, but it turns out to be very promising. They offer 4 types of "meat" (beef/lamb, chicken, pork, and portabello mushrooms), which you can have in sandwich or platter form, and served with tzatziki of your choice. I had the chicken sandwich, very simple but very well done. Lovely fresh flat bread, crispy and super tasty chicken, just the tzatziki, tomato, and onion were enough accessory. Next time I will definitely try the platter (which comes with some sides, salads etc.) or a full-on Greek salad. They also have Greek and frozen yogurt with some unusual toppings available.

Just read there is also a fast casual felafel/schawarma place supposed to open on the next block, which purports to make its own pita. Could be good too.

Needed: 2 Restaurant suggestions for next week

Consider Room 11 for your Friday night dinner. One of my favorite spots, really delicious food and a very nice atmosphere. Tough to get a table so get there on the early side.
There's also Proof for Friday - highly regarded upscale wine bar.

Please help ladies with DC recs

Near the Convention Center check out Sundevich for sandwiches and nearby La Colombe for a nice coffee shop, and Baby Whale for a fun dinner of shared appetizers and cocktails.

Tuesday Dinner Around Arlington With Friends - Suggestions?

Kogiya is not huge, so you should make a reservation. I enjoyed my last visit there a few months back.

Tuesday Dinner Around Arlington With Friends - Suggestions?

Not far at all is Pete's Apizza in Clarendon. I am a fan of their pizza, and it's definitely affordable and a casual setting for a group.

Good Cuban Sandwich in DC?

Muncheez Mania is another underappreciated gem. Try the Mama's special or the lamb meat pie.

What types of restaurants does DC need now?

Sophie's is also a good Cuban spot, between Dupont and Farragut.

Seeking spicy ethnic food in Dupont Circle or Adams/Morgan neighborhoods!

Heritage India on P at 17th, has a nice weekday lunch special.
Super Tacos on Columbia Road - all the pork tacos are great, and you can spice it up with the salsas.
Kokeb (a bit further afield, closer to Columbia Heights) for Ethiopian. Recently discovered and I love it so much.
Sichuan Pavilion (on K) for Chinese.
Soi 38 for Thai near Dupont. It's not cheap, but I've enjoyed the food there and it was plenty spicy.
Muzette for Korean in Adams Morgan. Surprisingly authentic flavors in a primarily karoake bar.

Ethopian in Washington

Zenebech is great and is very close to the Shaw metro station (yellow/green line). I recently tried out a new place that I love even more called Kokeb. It is up Georgia Avenue, a ten minute walk from the Columbia Heights metro station (also yellow/green line).

Latest NW eats: hitting some of the new spots

3 Salsas: new taco joint north of Columbia Heights on 14th Street.
Thumbs down. I tried three tacos (carne asada, pastor, and chorizo). The first two were super dry and tough, and the third had an odd spice to it. Totally disappointing, though they were very friendly and had a large menu. I prefer Chilango and Super Taco by a mile.

Three-Fifty: new bakery/coffee shop at 17th and U, near Hana market.
Had an absolutely lovely iced coffee and German chocolate cookie sandwich. The cookie was excellent, two chocolate/walnut cookies sandwiches with some coconut cream. Really great. They also had cookies, muffins, scones, croissants, that kind of thing. No bread :(

Dean's Grotto for brunch: 9th Street, this is the new Dino
I had a lovely brunch here on Sunday afternoon, and it was refreshingly easy to get a table. What a great alternative for those queuing a few blocks over at Ted's Bulletin. Yes, it's noisy in the main dining room. Yes, the furniture and decor are definitely a bit off. But the food was amazing, satisfying, interesting, copious, and I will definitely return. I had the "Nutella stuffed french toast" with some kind of compote, served with bacon though I asked for potatoes. Delish. My friend had the San Benedetto, their version of eggs benedict, which was stellar and had incredible prosciutto on top. We were both really happy with our meals. The bread they served (with olive oil) was also exceptional. Yum all around.

Sophie's: Cuban, 19th and M, south of Dupont
I visited this place again and enjoyed a mamey shake and roast pork "with a twist" (=sweet plantains) sandwich. They seem to have tweaked their menu a bit, but food is still hearty and well-priced, and a great spot to have a weekday lunch with colleagues. Something about this place just makes me happy. They're always really friendly and seem genuinely proud of the food.

Interesting piece on NYC restaurant expansions to DC

Good food in the DC/VA area??

You can also buy frozen malawakh oftentimes and prepare it at home. A place like Shalom Kosher in Wheaton may have it, but you should call and ask.

New Ethiopian spot now that Zenebech has been discovered: Kokeb

Tried a new place last Friday, Kokeb on Georgia Ave at Irving. It was very spare, low key, friendly service, and amazing food. We had a spectacular vegetarian combination (2 kinds of lentils, collard greens, green beans and carrots, cabbage), chicken, and the lamb tibs. Menu is short, but they did offer a different (curry?) chicken preparation (in addition to the standard doro wat), which was interesting though not worth reordering.

We were very happy with the meal, and the low price. With two beers, the above came to $50 and fed four of us.