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21 P or Mark & Orlando's ?

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Sending Friends to a restaurant within walking distance of their hotel near P Street in Dupont Circle. The request is for new american. Any reports or favorable opinions one way or the other? Thanks folks

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  1. I had a pretty good meal at 21P a while back so I thing they would have a good meal there.

    Personally, I think there is a lot of other options a short metro ride away though.

    1. There are lots of good restaurants in the Dupont Circle area. While 21 P and M and O are close, they can also walk to Firefly, Hank's Oyster Bar, Komi, Nora, or The Tabard Inn. Of the lot, I'd recommend Komi or Nora for expensive and needing a reservation, or Firefly or 21 P for a little less and easier to get into.

      1. Forget 21P. It's now closed. I think it closed early last week. Looks like they didn't file their necessary permits....

        I've eaten at Mark & Orlando's 3 times in the past 3 weeks. Excellent every time. The grilled caesar salad is so good. Ask the waiters what is freshest. They won't hesitate to suggest and their recommendations have been spot on each time.

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        1. re: kevinabeatty

          It wasn't their permits- they never paid their taxes- or paid them very minmally.

          1. re: jpschust

            21P was pretty bad, and I'm glad it's gone. Mark and Orlando's is a very nice nieghborhood place. Tabard, Firefly, Mourayo, Nora, Montsouris are all a lot better and good destinations.