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Off the beaten path near the Verizon Center

chevychasemdguy Mar 8, 2007 10:43 AM

Hi all -

Any suggestions for something off the beaten path near the Verizon Center. I imagine all the usual places will be packed before a concert/event so I was looking for something that you wouldn't know about unless someone told you it was there - and is great food too of course.

Thanks -

  1. j
    JoshInDC Mar 9, 2007 09:26 AM

    Bistro D' Oc on 10th street, on the Ford's theater, Lincoln house block. They have a pre-theater menu for $22. Limited choces, but you get a glass of wine and a soup or salad, entree, and desert. Pretty good deal and good food!

    1. chevychasemdguy Mar 9, 2007 08:18 AM

      Excellent advice - thanks all

      1. r
        Rosco1 Mar 9, 2007 08:02 AM

        I agree Matchbox is the epicenter of the well beaten path. On any givien event night about 3000 people TRY to eat there - a luck hundred or so succeed.

        AV is only 5 blocks but hardly anyone heads north.

        1. DanielK Mar 9, 2007 06:49 AM

          Chinatown Express for some dumplings and noodles. Before or after an event it gets crowded, but never so much that I haven't gotten a table within minutes, and the service is very very quick.

          1. k
            kabrown Mar 9, 2007 05:26 AM

            i'm also a fan of kanlaya... a thai restaurant right below Burma...

            1. m
              MakingSense Mar 8, 2007 07:26 PM

              701 is under-appreciated. You can eat at the bar if you choose.

              1. c
                CMACDC Mar 8, 2007 05:56 PM

                Forget about ever eating at Matchbox before any Verizon Center event. It's impossible. Go to Burma at 740 6th NW and have a great meal in considerably less crowded surroundings.

                1. d
                  dcandohio Mar 8, 2007 02:37 PM

                  PS7's, on 7th. It can be pricey, but I doubt that it draws a huge "event" crowd. Great space.

                  1. jpschust Mar 8, 2007 11:19 AM

                    Also, Matchbox can get full but it's worth the trip. The real way to do it is if you can swing passes to club accella it's a nice way to eat before an event.

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                      baconjen Mar 8, 2007 11:09 AM

                      I wouldn't call it 'off the beaten path' but whenever I go to Poste in the Hotel Monaco before an event (either Verizon Center or Shakespeare theater), I have always been able to get a table in the restaraunt. Also, the bar is really cool and in nice weather you can sit outside in the courtyard. It is very pricey though.

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