Future inlaws coming to town
I was hoping for some help. My future in-laws are visiting soon. I'd like to take them to some GOOD (interesting and fun) meals in the DC area.
Places we are considering ...
For dinner: Central, Colorado Kitchen, Ardeo Bardeo, Majestic
For lunch: Italian Store, A&J's (Rockville), Vace, Lebanese Taverna, Pho 75
Places they've been (and enjoyed): Dino's, Ceiba, Zaytinya, 4 Sisters, Jaleo, Palena, Afghan Grill, Oceannaire, Kinkeads & Lavandou.
What do you think? If you were in my situation, where would you take them? Thanks!
Lunch: CF Folks, Lebanese Butcher instead of Taverna, I'd also throw in Joe's if they wanted Sichuan (disclaimer: I haven't made it to A&J's as I can't get past Joe's if I'm in the area).
I'm not a fan of Pho 75 due to the pho, but the experience is neat if you've not been. Close in to the district I would vote for Nam Viet both for the pho and the rest of the menu.
Also, how about some Korean, maybe Hee Been? That'd be a nice dinner.
Seems like you have a pretty good list there. I might add Zola, Hook (excellent!!!), Eve, and Acadiana to the list.
For lunch, CF Folks is a great idea if they like crab cakes and will be in town Monday-Friday (those are the only days they are open.)
If they will be here during Sat and Sun and you are interested in brunch Ardeo has a nice brunch. I would also add to the list Bistro Bis and Tabbard Inn (good for dinner as well). For something different Heritage in Dupont Circle does a great Indian brunch on Sundays.
I personally am not a fan of Labanese Taverna...but that's just me.
2941 for dinner (falls church but worth the drive)
LeAuberge Chez Francois (great falls VA and also very much worth the drive)
mini-bar ar Cafe Atlantico for dinner
Citronelle for dinner
pizzeria paradiso for lunch
eat first or chanatown express in chinatown for lunch or dinner