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Lunch near 14th and G NW

schmems Feb 20, 2008 07:01 AM

I'm going to be working near 14th and G and would like some lunch recommendations. Open to all types of food.


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    bylinemjf Feb 22, 2008 11:31 AM

    Chef Geoff's $5 bacon cheeseburger platter happy hour as well, if you're looking for after-dinner stops. Lunch is a little pricey but not bad.

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      skiwebster Feb 21, 2008 04:52 PM

      cafe mozart is right over there. good deli counter with lots of yummy german food.

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        repete Feb 21, 2008 08:58 PM

        Reports are that the guys who run the new carts flanking the portrait museum (tacos and Julia's Empanadas on 7th and H and Rocklands BBQ across from Verizon Metro) are planning a cart with Teaism stuff at 12th and G/H area when the weather warms up.

        Love the Juice Joint for smoothies -- a nice rec I got from fellow hounds.

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        Jeserf Feb 21, 2008 08:28 AM

        at 14th and Vermont - a little past Corner Bakery up Vermont - is the Juice Joint. Nice and cheap - very tasty, and you can be as healthy as you'd like there.

        1. Bill4242 Feb 21, 2008 07:27 AM

          Inside the food court at 13th and F, there is a good kabob place that also does gyros and has a tandoori oven that puts out some pretty good bread. There's also a 5 Guys there if you're in the mood for that. Corner Bakery at 14th and F isn't bad.

          A little farther afield, the sandwiches at Cowgirl Creamery (10th-ish & F) are great.

          1. ktmoomau Feb 20, 2008 10:01 AM

            Oh you will be working there often, sorry I thought it was a one day thing... well then there is also a Port of Piraues on 14th and H or I, maybe I think, there is also Capitol City on New York Ave, and a deli that was pretty good forget the name, but pretty close by which is cheaper for lunch. Also on H ST I don't know how far is Teaism.

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              schmems Feb 20, 2008 10:47 AM

              Thanks for all the great recommendations. I should have clarified my length of stay. I will be working up there for three months.

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                adlight Feb 20, 2008 11:55 AM

                You're lucky to be in that area because there are a lot of options. There's this place called Ici Urban Bistro that I absolutely love on the corner of 15th and H streets. Its inside the Sofitel Hotel. It can be slightly pricey but its great if you're looking for good selection, quality food, and speed of service. They have a special menu to order from if you'd like to be in and out in 30 minutes.

            2. hill food Feb 20, 2008 08:30 AM

              Ollie's Trolley's bacon cheeseburger on E street. good emanadas at the tiny coffee house on G across from Cosi at 11th. not your average food court by the Press Club at F and 13. Cafe Mozart 13th (I think) and NY.

              when the weather is nice the plaza in front of the Willard is a good place to go with take-out and watch the ducks - Penn and 14.

              new carts: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/...

              too bad Reeve's closed.

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                hill food Feb 21, 2008 08:24 AM

                18th and Eye might be a short hike but in the food court basement of International Square, Szechuan Pavilion has a take-out stand that's really good (and closer to you than C-town) look for the non-haoli list.

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                repete Feb 20, 2008 08:16 AM

                For quick, cheap takeaway, the Old Ebbitt Express is close. When my wallet is light and stomach empty, the $4 "half" pasta has saved me more than once.

                Is the halal food cart still nearby?

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                  ALLex16 Feb 20, 2008 07:18 AM

                  DC Coast is right down the street from you, on 14th and K. Very good seafood.

                  Butterfield 9 is close as well, they are more of an American bistro.

                  Cieba - latin/spanish food is close as well.

                  All of those are more expensive - is price an issue?

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                    schmems Feb 20, 2008 08:11 AM

                    Cheaper is better but I can spend money every once in awhile. I won't be going out to lunch every day anyways. Got to save some of what I get!

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                      Elyssa Feb 20, 2008 11:52 AM

                      If you sit at the bar during lunch, Butterfield 9 isn't too bad. It's not cheap but its reasonable and very good. There is also a High Noon around the corner from there. And a number of chain sandwich shops.

                      For yummy french bistro food, Bistro D'Oc isn't too far away.

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                      schmems Feb 20, 2008 08:14 AM

                      I just checked out the menus of those places and they look great. Definitely once in awhile places. I agree that they are a bit pricey.

                    3. ktmoomau Feb 20, 2008 07:18 AM

                      Ceiba I think is near there, 13 and G, there is some other stuff right there and I forget what it is.

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