Restaurants near Folger theater?
We are taking our son to see MacBeth. We would like someplace really close to the Folger Theater for dinner. I do not get around very well, so we are looking for someplace yummy but where we can park just once for both dinner and the theater. Any ideas?
Isn't Montemarte still there ? I haven't been there in a year or so but it was a good choice for French bistro food. Lately after the Folger I have going to Beck as it is open all afternoon --- the Folger usually gets out 4:30ish and many nearby restaurants don't open until 5:30.
PS: The play is vey good.
There's a bunch of restaurants right by Sonoma, but I don't have experience with many of them. There's a Mexican place across the street that was pretty good. I also remember their being pub grub, Thai, Greek and Chinese at least. I like Sonoma but it's a little pricey.
Sonoma is really the best restaurant in that area that's open for dinner (for lunch I also like Le Bon Cafe). There are a bunch of pubs/bars also in the area. If you want to go that route I suggest Hawk and Dove, which in my opinion is the best out of the not so great pub food.
It's been a super long time since I've been to that Thai place but it was decent enough the last time I went. But really Sonoma is the safest choice. It's quite good.
La Lomita Dos at 308 Penn. is the Mexican place. I've had really enjoyable meals there. A party atmosphere most nights with lots of families and young people. Always had fun there. And had luck finding parking on the same block.
Hawk and Dove has basic bar food but a good burger. My fave is still the Tune Inn - the best dive around. If it ever closes, I'm leaving DC.
la Lomita Dos
308 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC
The closest restaurant to the Folger is Sonoma at 223 Pa Ave, SE, a long block South of the theater. There are a lot of parking meters close to the restaurant and you could get lucky on the residential streets as well. Check with the theater about parking too. They may have some disability parking if you can use that.
Wine bar, good food, nice charcuterie and cheese platters.
The Penn and Teller production is getting incredible rave reviews. I'm sure your son will adore it.
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003