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Jan 5, 2007 05:32 PM

Family eatin' in Dupont Circle

I'm taking the wife and my two young daughters to DC next weekend. Any recommendations on nicer, interesting restaurants in the Dupont Circle area where children would be welcomed? No chains please, but we're open to any type of ethnic food.

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  1. In Dupont you will be lucky to find a restaurant that is at the most neutral towards children, let alone welcome them. You might try Pizza Paradiso on P Street or Buco de Bepe (maybe a chain?) on Connecticut at Florida.

    Come to think of it, there is this relatively new Thai place called Mai Thai that I tried recently and happened to notice a family with children dining happily across the room. It's on 19th just south of the Circle between M and N. I thought it was pretty good.

    1. Hanks Oyster Bar has sides like mac and cheese and potatoes and the portions seem like they are designed for kids. Bua in Dupont is not my favorite but it is a large space and they generally aren't too busy

      1. I've never had a problem taking my kids to any casual restaurant - which covers almost every restaurant in that area. If you are looking for cheap and tasty, then Teaism is a great spot with light Japanese meals, you order at the counter. Same with Moby Dick which offers Persian kabobs and sandwiches. The Atomica pizza at Pizza Paradiso is very special.

        1. If you want some great French bistro food try Bistro du Coin. Great atmosphere and fair prices.

          1. There's always Kramerbooks, esp. for breakfast and lunch. On sunday mimosas and bloodies are free. Very good food, nice atmosphere, pleasant waitstaff. It's kind of a gay bookstore, so, depending on your outlook, you may want to speed through the bookstore part if your with the kids.

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            1. re: Gigigirl2

              I don't know that I'd go so far to say good food or pleasant waitstaff, but it's a great atmosphere. And it's not a gay bookstore- that's the store down the street. It's ok for kid friendlyness.