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Dinner near Kennedy Center?

Alexia Mar 30, 2006 11:49 AM

I am watching a show at Kennedy Center next wk. Does anyone have suggestions on where to catch dinner nearby?

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    Steve RE: Alexia Mar 30, 2006 01:00 PM

    Notti Bianche is close and some of the food there is excellent. For a first-timer, I suggest under-ordering and sticking with pastas and main courses. Other small plates on the menu can drain your wallet very quickly to little effect.

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      podloader1812 RE: Steve Dec 4, 2010 12:10 PM

      Personally, I enjoyed the beef carpaccio (one of the smaller plates) whereas the pappardelle and bolognese was overportioned.

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      zelda RE: Alexia Mar 30, 2006 01:16 PM

      Marcel's is nearby. They even a limo that'll take you to the Kennedy Center and back to Marcel's for dessert afterwards.

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        StephenB RE: Alexia Mar 30, 2006 02:51 PM

        Perhaps not the best but certainly the closest is "600" (600 New Hampshire Ave), right across the street, you could hop it. Actually, it may be the best, but I can't say because I haven't tried the others mentioned here. I had the onion soup and the Chilean sea bass, both skillfully done and well presented.

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          Dakota Guy RE: StephenB Mar 30, 2006 08:39 PM

          I wouldn't recommend 600. I strongly recmmend Notti Bianche and Marcel's. Marcel's is more upscale and has comparable prices. Another in the area is Circle Bistro but the other two are better.

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          Adam RE: Alexia Mar 30, 2006 09:47 PM

          Kinkeads isn't that far and you can walk over to the Foggy Bottom Metro (2 blocks) and take the bus down the road to the Kennedy Center

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            MotherHen RE: Alexia Jan 3, 2010 04:40 AM

            Just in case someone will find this post... The Dish is a short cab ride away, although beware - their website and OpenTable.com state "steps away". It was a good 3 city blocks away from KC and not recommended to walk when it is cold out. the restaurant was average at best and very drafty (maybe this won't be minded when it's summer). it is linked to a hotel... do NOT use the hotel bathrooms (which is your only choice). they were DISGUSTING.

            924 25th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

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              Arabella09 RE: MotherHen Jan 3, 2010 04:52 PM

              Marcel's provides free car service to and from the KC. Notte Bianche is not very good. Blue Duck Tavern is wonderful and is within walking distance.

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              spinachandchocolate RE: Alexia Dec 4, 2010 12:14 PM

              Ris or Blue Duck Tavern

              Blue Duck Tavern
              1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

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