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DC recommendations

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Regan MacNeil, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    My wife, 10-year-old son and I are going to DC for Spring Break. Our hotel is just north of the National Mall. We pretty much have the activities nailed down (including my second Nats game; first was courtesy of some great tickets from Moddy). Looking for some good food recommendations. Money's not really an object, tho we'd prefer to avoid anything north of $200 for a meal.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I haven't been to Nats Park in years, need to get back this season. It is my understanding some good new restaurants have finally opened up around the stadiums but I haven't experienced that first hand. Yet. A friend of my son is the Redskins' chef, used to work at some DC restaurants. I'll try to get some suggestions from him - any particular kind of food you'd like?
  3. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Not Indian. That's about it. Open to all other possibilities (my wife won't eat seafood, so a good seafood restaurant must also serve non-seafood).
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    He used to work at a very good steakhouse near McPherson Square but damn if I can think of the name of it. Expensive but not outrageous.
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  5. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Jose Andres’ Jaleo is a lot of fun. Small plates so lots of choices.

    Near the Library of Congress, Good Stuff Eatery is great for fast-casual burgers and fries. Better than any Five Guys or similar I’ve ever tried.

    Not food but if you’re looking for a museum that’s open after sunset, the National Portrait Gallery and Museum of American Art by the arena is about the only one.
  6. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Didn’t do any fine dining because we’ve always gone with the kids. We liked Farmers and Distillers a lot, which was a 15 minute walk from the Mall. Also, strongly recommend Pitango Gelato, which was amazing.
  7. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    Farmers and Distillers
    Capital Burger
    Unconventional Diner
    Pho 75, near Union Station
    Ted's Bulletin

    Mansion on O St.
    A walk near the Tidal Basin
    Eastern Market, especially Captial Hill Bookstore

    Anything Chinatown. It's overpriced and overrated. There is better Asian cuisine away from downtown, mainly in Virginia.
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  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Does the Top Chef guy still have the pizza joint across from the Capital? It was good last time I was there.
  9. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Spike Mendelsohn. We, The Pizza. Yes, he does. Also owns the burger place I mentioned.
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  10. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Swing by the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria and
    say hi to Old Tony on the protest line out front.
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  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Tasty Diner in Bethesda; total old school greaser, so tasty.
  12. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Martin’s Tavern in Georgetown

    Ben’s Chili Bowl
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