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Sep 20, 2006 12:42 AM

DC/ Georgetown recos for an out of towner?

My wife and I will be in DC this weekend and can drive to Georgetown if needed.


No reservations, Thursday night and Friday night
Kid friendly
Not crazy expensive though we'll spend some dough on a nice meal.

ANY cuisine. Local faves would be great.

A Chowhounder from Brooklyn

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  1. Here are my local faves (all cheap):
    Jaleo, Spanish Tapas. 7th and E Sts.
    Oohs and Aahs, Soul Food Dive, 10th and U Sts.
    Pyramid, Moroccan and Egyptian husband and wife chefs (a dive) 6th and Florida.
    Etete, Ethiopian. 9th in between T and U.
    In Georgetown: Amma's Vegetarian Kitchen (Indian) on M near 34th
    North of Georgetown: Rockland's for BBQ Ribs, corn pudding, mustard greens, cole slaw. On Wisconsin Ave.

    Please do a search on this board for specific recs. Happy Eating!

    1 Reply
    1. re: Steve

      I would agree with Jaleo as well. Plus it's close to the Chinatown Metro stop and not very expensive.
      Nathan's in Georgetown (corner of M & Wisconsin) is nice - not terriably exspensive, nice location and they have a bar where you can wait for your table if you need to. They don't have anything exceptionally fancy but I've never had a bad meal there and I would recommend the filet mignon.

    2. I was just in DC this past weekend, and I think Two Amys would fit the bill. They don't take reservations, and thus it's better if you get there on the earlier side - my friend and I got there at around 6:30 on Saturday, and only had to wait 15 minutes. Definitely kid friendly - I don't think I've seen so many children in a restaurant in a long time.

      And the pizza! Excellent! I also really liked the beans off the bar menu - they were combined with either pancetta or proscuitto (I forget which), dandelion greens, and dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Simple, but amazing. Best of all (okay, two bests) - not super-expensive, and the pours of wine are very generous.

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      1. Rockland's is over-rated. The only thing that I would recommend is the Grilled Sirloin Sandwich. Everything else is dried out. All the sides are good though.