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Inexpensive dinner in/near Gtown

My uncle is having surgery at gtown hospital, and I want to take my aunt and cousin to dinner in or near georgetown. I doubt they will let me pay for dinner, so I am hoping to find something inexpensive (in the range of $10-20+ per entree?) since they are from the sticks and not used to DC prices.

I thought of Sequoia (for the view) or Old Ebbit (for the DC experience), but neither is the best food. Maybe 2 Amys just for something simple and cheap?

Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks

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  1. Pizzeria paradiso is right in Georgetown. 2 Amys is an excellent choice.

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    1. re: Steve

      I agree with Pizzeria Paradiso. Its prices are so reasonable, they won't have to pick through the menu with an eye on the cost. Split and appetizer and a few pies, and you'll do just fine.

      Another good choice would be Bonaparte, a bit higher on Wisconsin, across from Marvelous Market. Save room for a nutella crepe!

      Don't do Sequoia! It's horrid AND expensive.

      1. re: katecm

        Yes PLEASE don't eat at Sequoia. Pizzeria Paradiso is just what you are looking for.
        Also, if you like french bistro cuisine, you can go to Bistro Francais which I like. They also have an early-bird and late-bird special, which is around $25-$30 for 3 courses and a glass of wine. Great deal!

        Finally you can go to one of the 2 or 3 Vietnamesse restaurants on M St. Not sure which one is the best but I've enjoyed a meal at all of them.

    2. Only on price, but there are Clyde's and J. Paul's for that price range on M Street as well as Martin's Tavern on Wisconsin.

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      1. re: BookGuy

        When I read this post, I first thought of Cafe Divan. It is Turkish and I am a really big fan of the baked entrees (especially the lamb there). it is reasonably priced and usually quiet enough to not be overwhelmed. The perfect part for you is that a casual walk from the hospital would take about 10 minutes. you would turn right onto Reservoir Road, take it to Wisconsin, and turn left and it is just a few blocks up. otherwise, turn left on 36th street and go through the parking lot of the art school. Enjoy!

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        Cafe Divan
        1834 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

        1. re: BookGuy

          I would second Martin's tavern. It's reasonable and good pub / comfort food and you get a little DC / G-town history lesson with your meal.

          1. re: gatorfoodie

            Oh, gosh, but the food is so bad. Martin's is adorable, and it's one of my regular bars, but beyond the steak or the mini-burgers, you're asking for trouble.

            1. re: katecm

              My husband loves the oyster stew there and we pop in whenever we're in DC. I didn't think the food was *that* bad (grin).

              Edit - was checking out the menu - I think their crabcakes are pretty good, and I also love to have breakfast there.

        2. what's that nice little friendly french place on wisconsin? i'll try and think of it. (on left as you head north...) edit: bistro lepic!

          1736 Wisconsin Ave. NW
          Washington, DC 20007
          202.333.0111

          very cool little tool: wisconsin avenue restaurants starrting from filomena on up!
          http://www.tourofdc.org/restaurants/b...

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          1. re: alkapal

            I was looking through the restuarants on the tourofdc and they still have the Pleasant Pheasant on there! That place has been gone for over ten years! But it is a useful guide. Thanks for posting it.

            1. re: rumple

              rumple, yeah, it's dc-govt. site, right! let the roamer beware, i guess. useful as far as it goes. happy holidays!

          2. there is le pain quotidien. i think you could easily eat there, simple and cheap.

            but pizza is probably the best way to go. 2 Amys is too far away from Georgetown.

            if you wanna be really cheap, there's that good falafal place. mmm.

            1. Cafe Divan for Turkish, or Kotobuki for sushi. I kind of like Old Glory for barbecue on M Street, but parking will be hard.