Recommondations near American University
Another pair of tired middle aged parents doing the college tour with two teenages (one not too adventurous when it comes to food) and would like some recommendations for moderate priced restaurants near AU or within a short metro ride from there.
Ugh, my reply was just eaten by the internet. But here's what I said in a nutshell
Chef Geoff's- chefgeoffs.com
right down the street from AU on New Mexico. Good for non-adventurous eaters.
2 Amys - no website.
Would require a cab ride or long walk to get there (down Mass AVe, left onto Macomb). However, this is a DC institution. Neopolitan brick oven pizza, great salads, other dishes, fab ice cream.
Neisha Thai - neisha.net
Mexican. It's alright.
Cleveland Park area (on the Red Line)
Website woefully out of date. Front cafe's menu is $10 for each item.
There's also the blah Subway, McDonalds, food court and the lovable TDR for food *on campus*. If you had to do 2 dinners in town, I'd vote for 2 Amys and probably Palena (they always have a burger on the menu for the picky eater). I say this as an AU grad student with no money who likes to spend restaurant money wisely ;)
re: Linda W.
Do a search for Tenley or Tenleytown and you'll see a recent relevant thread.
Neisha Thai is not worth going to. Spices, Dino, Palena, 2 Amys are all still around. There are some new places in Tenleytown worth investigating: Masala Art, Pete's A Pizza, and others in the aforementioned thread.
3529 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
4441 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, MD 20016
Tired parents would also enjoy DeCarlos restaurant off Mass Ave just down the street from AU. 4822 Yuma St NW 202-363-4220.
I haven't been to many restaurants near AU that would fit your interest in funky venues, but the food at Indique Heights and Sushi-Ko -- just outside of the Friendship Heights Metro station -- is decent. That would be a five minute subway ride from Van Ness or Tenleytown.
2 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, MD 20815