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food.fiend Jan 16, 2008 04:37 AM

Has anyone been? Any reccs? I have been perusing the online menu and am having much trouble deciding what I would want as there are so many options! :o) Any help in narrowing the list down would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

  1. ballston01 Jan 16, 2008 10:47 AM

    On Monday, I had a Restaurant Week lunch at the 701 Restaurant.

    My main piece of advice is to skip the "chocolate cake with fruit compote and vanilla ice cream." My cake was dry to the point of being stale, and the melon spoon of ice cream and the teaspoon of fruit compote didn't add much.

    I also ordered the shrimp salad and the glazed pork belly. Neither was as bad as the dessert, but neither excited me very much.

    My office is near the Penn Quarter, so I have been to 701 many times over the past ten years. I used to enjoy Restaurant Week lunches there very much, but in recent years the quality of its Restaurant Week lunches has declined.

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    701 Pa Ave Restaurant
    701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

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