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Mar 13, 2007 07:49 AM

D.C. for the weekend

I used to live in D.C. but moved away about a year and a half ago. I will be back for a long weekend in May, and am looking for some dinner recomendations. I would love some suggestions for relatively new places that have opened since I left town. I am looking for upscale but not stuff, price is not an issue. Open to all types of food. Some of my favorites before I left were; Kinkead's, D.C. Coast, Black Salt (on a previous visit back), Jaleo...

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  1. Komi or Restaurant Eve if you have a car.

    1. A year and a half is not a long time. Most worthwhile places have been around longer than that. The one exception I can think of is Central, the brainchild of Michel Richard. A combination of American and French foodstuffs done in a unique way. If you are dining alone, then the boneless short ribs are probably the best choice. Add the fried chicken - should be shared- for a second dish, and you will have a good look at how this place puts a unique spin on familiar food. The charcuterie plate - or simply order the 'faux gras' - is a good move.

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      1. re: Steve

        I absolutely second Central, and agree that the short ribs are an excellent choice. So tender you will be able to cut them with a fork. If you have a car, brunch at Indigo Landing is always, in my opinion, a nice way to spend a spring day on the Potomac, and of course is close to the airport if you happen to be flying in/out of Reagan.

      2. Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar

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        1. Minibar if you can get in, Café Atlantico's Latin American dim sum brunch if you can't.