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Sunday night near McPherson Square

whatsforlunch Aug 27, 2008 09:45 AM

We'll be visiting from San Francisco and won't get into D.C. until 8ish on Sunday. What's good and open late near McPherson Square? Nothing complicated or fancy.

We're willing to walk 15-20 minutes nearby but will probably be too tired to hop on the metro again.


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    keithdcil RE: whatsforlunch Aug 27, 2008 12:42 PM


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      whatsforlunch RE: keithdcil Aug 27, 2008 01:08 PM

      Thanks for the recommendation, but they're closed on Sunday.

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      katecm RE: whatsforlunch Aug 27, 2008 01:45 PM

      Define "complicated or fancy." Acadiana would be a few blocks east on K, and they're one of the few open on Sunday. After Sept. 21, Central will be serving on Sunday nights. and for comfy French bistro, Bistro D'Oc wouldn't be an awful walk. It all depends on how far you're willing to hoof it.

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        whatsforlunch RE: katecm Aug 27, 2008 02:27 PM

        To me, complicated or fancy means trying to secure a reservation, more than 2 courses, lots of dairy, or something on my place that I haven't eaten before.

        Usually I end up craving fish, grilled or steamed, with veggies. Sounds simple but very hard to find.

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          mselectra RE: whatsforlunch Aug 28, 2008 01:20 PM

          Have you checked DC Coast? Hank's Oyster Bar might be within your walking range. Also nearby is Old Ebbitt. I don't know about Labor Day weekend hours for any of those, just thinking they might fit what you're looking for.

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        skiwebster RE: whatsforlunch Aug 27, 2008 01:46 PM

        depends on what you want really. you are only a few blocks south of logan circle where there is pretty good thai or ethiopian. and you are not too far from beck also if you wanted that kind of stuff.

        1. ktmoomau RE: whatsforlunch Aug 27, 2008 02:32 PM

          Agreed Brasserie Beck might be a good option for you as not much is open on Sunday night, I am not even sure if Acadiana is or not. The appetizer portions are big, the moules and frites very good, and the beer list is amazing.

          Zengo is a bit of a walk but not too too bad and they are open, but they might fall in the complicated and fancy... You are in a business district and just not a lot is open there at that time that is low-key. Perhaps if you wander down to Chinatown? There are threads you can search on that.

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            whatsforlunch RE: ktmoomau Aug 27, 2008 02:45 PM

            Downer, Beck closes at 8. Acadiana is closed on Sunday. Zengo is too complicated. Will check out threads for Chinatown. Thanks.

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              katecm RE: whatsforlunch Aug 27, 2008 03:13 PM

              Acadiana sure looks open on Sunday to me! I think you'll find stuff that suits you, good comfort food after a long trip.

              11:00 am - 2:30pm
              5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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                whatsforlunch RE: katecm Aug 27, 2008 03:35 PM

                Just called them. Closed this Sunday only because Monday is Labor Day.

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                  ktmoomau RE: katecm Aug 28, 2008 07:11 AM

                  Yeah I looked on opentable for who was accepting reservations as Labor Day makes it even more complicated.

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