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Nov 21, 2007 06:15 PM

Christmas and Christmas Eve dinner in DC

Hi there -

I will be in DC for work the week of Christmas and am wondering what's good that might actually be open either Christmas Eve or Christmas night. While I am open to most anything, I am especially partial to places that focus on local and seasonal ingredients, have decent beer and wine lists and are accommodating to single diners (I prefer to eat at the bar really). Chef tasting menus and creativity are a huge plus. To give you an idea of what I'm after, I've enjoyed meals at Asia Nora, Cafe Atlantico, Firefly and Blue Duck Tavern.


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    1. Your best bet is to check on to see who is open they normally have a list. Asia Nora is closing soon so you might want to go again.

      If you can drive I would put 2941 on the list, but I think people have enjoyed a la carte as much as the tasting menu.

      Komi isn't open a lot, but if it is open it might be a good choice. Also Eve may or may not be open, but it has a great tasting menu. And City Zen might be an option if you like Asia Nora and I am sure they have tasting menus, or perhaps The source or Citronelle if money isn't a option. I also love Palena's back room, their tasting menu is so nice because you can choose the coourses from any menu not just app, first, second, dessert. And Le Paradou had a very good tasting menu last year for New Years, so perhaps they are open?

      I would check out what is open and available on opentable then search those places on here.