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Apr 8, 2008 01:13 PM


Haven't read much on this board about D'Acqua (in the old Signatures space), but I've walked by there several times and am curious if anyone can provide input on this place. I tentatively made a 6 pm reservation there tomorrow night before a 7:30 show at the Lansburgh Theatre. I noticed they have a 3-course prix fixe which changes weekly (last updated in February on their website).
Please provide feedback and let me know if we'd be better off somewhere else (701 for pre-theatre menu?).

D'Acqua Restaurant
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

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  1. I ate there for lunch a few months back and it was very good. I'd give it a shot if you like seafood.

    1. I think it´s really good for simple seafood done well, with a bit of a mediterranean twist.

      1. LOVE this restaurant. Amazing because the menu caters to absolutely anything you would ever want. There is an extensive hot and cold app menu where you can get a bunch of things to make a meal of fun small plates. Or they have wondeful entrees. To top it off you can basically order any fish you want from their seafood "bar" and have it prepared in any way you want. Everything is fresh and simple with great flavors and the staff is great!

        1. We went with 2 other couples for Valentine's Day and everyone enjoyed it very much. You can pick you dinner from the fresh fish laid out on ice and they will explain each fish to you, if there are any you aren't familiar with. They also have a good wine list. We had some real foodies in our group and there were absolutely no complaints. We all agreed it was worth a return visit.

          1. It's good food but not special. D'Acqua tries to carve out a unique niche (Italian seafood). If you want seafood go to Black Salt, Hook, Pesce, ... If you want Itailian go to Tosca, Obleisk, .....

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            1. re: Dakota Guy

              I guess you´re right but I just can´t agree with you. I think the theme is to serve seafood simply the way people in the mediterranean eat it with their own twist. There is definately a place for D´aqua