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Fun Weeknight Dinner in DC?

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Have a friend in from town, and I want to take him somewhere fun, good, and DC neighborhood...not too expensive, but also not looking for Wendy's or anything. Thoughts?

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  1. Is there a particular part of town you interested in checking out? Do you like a certain type of cuisine (Thai, French, American etc)? A few more details would be helpful. Thanks!

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    1. re: Elyssa

      Honestly, we're super flexible in terms of cuisine. My guess is, in terms of neighborhood, it might be nice to be in Dupont/Adams Morgan, U Street area or maybe Penn Quarter. Since he's not from here, I wanted to take him to a fun part of the city that will be alive on a Wednesday night.

      I don't know if that astonishing lack of info makes it easier (since we're wide-open) or harder (since there is very little to go on)....either way, thanks for the help!

      1. re: tw1178

        In Adams Morgan, I'd give Black Squirrel a try. I really liked it last weekend when we went for dinner. It's got a very fun vibe and is very reasonably priced. Has a nice beer list and a very eclectic menu.

        1. re: tw1178

          For U St I would check out St. Ex, Creme, Busboys and Poets (although more for the fun scene then the food which is only so-so). I also have been hearing great things about Marvin.

          In Adams Morgan I would check out Bourbon or Grill from Impanema.

          Penn Quarter try Matchbox or Oya (they have a $30 3-course meal special).

          Dupont try Sette Osteria, Pizza Paradisio, or Bistro du Coin.

      2. Marvin (on U street) is lively pretty much any night of the week. It can get downright loud on the weekends, but might be just right on a Wednesday.

        1. Matchbox in Penn Quarter. Granville Moores on H St. Comet Ping Pong on Upper Conn. Ave.