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Hungry in Dupont

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I'm looking for a delicious, not too expensive bite to eat in Dupont. Any ideas?

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  1. The wood-fired Chicken Wings at Johnny's Half Shell are outrageously good. They will ruin you for other wings.

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    1. re: Steve

      Johnny's Half Shell isn't in Dupont anymore. They moved to Capitol Hill in the old La Colline space.


    2. GREAT: Hank's Oyster Bar, Pizza Paradiso, Dupont Italian Kitchen and Lauriol Plaza.

      Very Average: Raku and Sette Osteria,

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      1. re: MC

        I second all comments in above reply.

        1. re: MC

          Lauriol Plaza is a lot of things, but I don't think "GREAT" is one of them, IMHO.


        2. I just hear three women on the metro yesterday say in all seriousness, "there aren't any places to eat in Dupont".

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          1. re: Hoosierland

            Yeah, Dupont's like Mcdonalds. Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.

          2. Montsouris opened within the past few months at 2002 P, NW. It's the new venture from the owners of the wonderful Montmartre on Capital Hill. If it's anything like Montmartre, Dupont Circle is VERY fortunate.
            Pesce at 2016 P has some of the freshest, best prepared fish in the city - at any price.
            I haven't been to Sesto Senso (1214 18th) in awhile but adored their food. Not an Americanized version of Italian.
            I think the previous posters are correct. The Circle itself has become crowded and you have to move to side streets for restaurants. Such a shame.

            1. Go to Alberto's for the best pizza in town...mmmm.

              1. Try Mark and Orlando's. If you go upstairs you have the option of eating the downstairs menu or the upstairs menu. It's a fun relaxed atmosphere as well.

                I know there are a lot of people here who don't agree with me, but we also really like Bistrot du Coin.

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                1. re: MalinDC

                  I like Mark and Orlando's, though I'm always tempted to call it Tony and Orlando's. I wish their menu was a touch more adventurous, but it's still really good for what it is.