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Birthday dinner in Dupont Circle

Adrianne Jul 13, 2006 04:22 PM

I'm taking my husband to DC in a few weeks for a birthday weekend and am looking for a quiet, romantic place for dinner on Saturday night. We're staying in Dupont Circle. Any suggestions? He's turning 30 so I wouldn't mind spoiling him a little...


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    Culocho RE: Adrianne Jul 13, 2006 05:35 PM

    I just took my boyfriend to Obelisk for his birthday and we had a great meal.

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      Adam23 RE: Adrianne Jul 13, 2006 05:46 PM

      Agree on Obelisk. Otherwise Komi.

      1. Geoff RE: Adrianne Jul 13, 2006 05:51 PM

        My wife has taken me to wonderful birthday dinners at Obelisk. Agree with Komi as another excellent choice.

        1. Jason Dumo RE: Adrianne Jul 16, 2006 06:00 PM

          Nora's is also a good option and it's all organic, too!

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            MartyL RE: Adrianne Jul 16, 2006 06:17 PM

            With respect, Nora is decidedly not a good option. It once was, years ago, and the room is still very nice (and the intentions very laudable). But the food is really quite ordinary, at best. Komi would be my choice, and Obelisk is a fine second option.

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              Adrianne RE: Adrianne Jul 17, 2006 06:40 PM

              Thanks for all the suggestions! Unfortunately Obelisk and Komi are both all booked up for this weekend. I have a reservation at Corduroy, but have gotten a suggestion from the hotel for Acadiana. Any comments on either place?

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                Adam23 RE: Adrianne Jul 18, 2006 08:41 PM

                I'd pick Corduroy. The food is superb and the price is reasonable. I think you will enjoy it a lot.

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                Culocho RE: Adrianne Jul 17, 2006 07:51 PM

                Corduroy is not very "special" looking but the food is divine. The exact opposite could be said for Acadiana.

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                  unicorn633 RE: Adrianne Jul 18, 2006 06:22 PM

                  You might also try Galileo. Very good food and I have always found the service to be great.

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                    baltofoodie RE: Adrianne Jul 18, 2006 07:50 PM

                    If you are really willing to spoil also try Gerard's Place. I had a wonderful birthday meal there 2 years ago.

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                      EricDC RE: Adrianne Jul 18, 2006 08:29 PM

                      Oh jeez, I think Corduroy is WONDERFUL and can be quite special, if you don't sit near the bar (hotel guests can sometimes be loud). I think it's a top 5 restaurant in DC. And the chairs are plush.

                      Komi, for it's part, is the LOUDEST restaurant I've ever eaten it. IMO, good thing you couldn't get in.

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