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Oct 31, 2006 06:48 PM

Good places near White House rec.

Spending next weekend in DC with two my (adult, foodie) daughters. Staying across from White House. Would like moderate priced local, non-tourist rec. All types. Thanks for your help.

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  1. This is easy (I like this kind). Corduroy- I'm not in the camp of loving this restaurant as much as some of the others in here, but it's at 12th and K (about 6-8 blocks from the white house). Tourists never know where it is, and I love it.

    Zaytanya at 9th and G- a long walk, short cab or short metro ride away. Mediterranian Tapas. Wonderful.

    I'm not gonna take up all the suggestions- I'll let others chime in :)

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    1. re: jpschust

      Yeah - Corduroy and Zaytinya are both excellent choices.

      1. re: laurentobias

        I thought Breadline was only open M-F. I'd love to be wrong, I just started a job sort of in that neighborhood on the weekends.

        1. re: wombat

          I stand corrected. Apparently Breadline is only open Saturdays in the summer:

          1. re: laurentobias

            Curses! But thanks for the info - I didn't find that site when I tried Google.

      2. Equinox or Gerard's Place. Both a few blocks away; both very good.

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        1. re: Dakota Guy

          I kind of think Gerard's has gone downhill in the past year or so, but that's just me. That said, it's still very very good.

          1. re: jpschust

            Gerard Pangaud changed the menu to offer a prix fixe option because, let's face it, the prices were heart-stopping even before the butter. He has now left, I understand, to teach at L'Academie and his ex-wife is in charge of the restaurant.
            I haven't eaten there in awhile. The food was always among the very, very best in town. If I had had an expense account, I'd have been a regular. Maybe I'll have to go take cooking classes...