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Birthday dinner in DC?

the sobsister Mar 12, 2007 12:12 PM

My SO's birthday is Friday and we're trying to decide where to eat for the occasion.
Some years we've done Obelisk. We've tried CityZen and Maestro: both just okay at the time.
We're thinking of Komi but are open to any and all suggestions, especially new joints. No Jeff Tunks, no Roberto Donna. Ideally a place featuring a great wine list.


  1. Geoff Mar 12, 2007 12:39 PM

    You're right to consider Komi. Call them and try to go - just had another fabulous dinner there on Friday night - you won't be disappointed.

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    1. re: Geoff
      Jeserf Mar 12, 2007 12:44 PM

      out of curiosity, how veggie friendly is Komi?

      oops nevermind - they must have updated their site, and I got a little look at their offerings.

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      jawk1202 Mar 12, 2007 12:38 PM

      My husband took me to Palena for my birthday and it was wonderful; we went to Central for his and had terrific meals and cocktails.

      Palena would be more intimate, Central much more bustling, if "vibe" makes a difference to you.

      1. b
        Bikeitude Mar 12, 2007 12:30 PM

        I second Komi. Truly excellent.

        1. jpschust Mar 12, 2007 12:21 PM

          Komi is killer

          If you aren't tied to DC I'd see if you could get in the tasting room at Restaurant Eve or into 2941.

          Additionally you might consider Palena.

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