Restaurant rec., Gallery Place area, DC
Three of us are going to the theater near Gallery Place and Archives metro stations Thurs. evening..
What restaurant(s) would you recommend? We like ethnic, or at least interesting, don't want to spend more than $20 per person. One of us is vegetarian.
Jaleo is easily one of the best restaurants for vegetarians. Patatas bravas,spinach with raisons, apples and manchego, trumpet mushrooms, grilled asparagus, tomato bread, are all outstanding. If the vegetarian can eat eggs, than other options like the tortilla espanol open up.
What about Zola in the spy museum. I don't know if everyone in your group wants to be under $20.00, because they do have:
served from 5PM to 7PM
A three course menu at $30.00
Pick an item from each page plus any Dessert
I think that's a pretty decent deal-the atmosphere is nice.
I just looked at the menu and it looks like them have some vegetarian options-not a lot.
Chinatown Express for fresh made noodles either stir fried or in soup, and dumplings or steamed pork buns to start. Plenty of vegetarian options, and definitely reasonably priced.
For more "adventurous" ethnic, go for Burma for Burmese, which is upstairs on the same block.
Or there's Zengo or Zaytinya, although you might have a tough time staying within the $20 per person budget unless you share several small plates and eat light.