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Off the beaten path near the Verizon Center

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 -

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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

        1. 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. 701 is under-appreciated. You can eat at the bar if you choose.

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

              1. 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. 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. Excellent advice - thanks all

                    1. 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!