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Best Sliders in DC?

Green Turtle?
Coco Sala?
Matchbox?

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  1. I had some really good sliders at West End Bistro about a month ago.

    1. Recently the sliders at the bar at 701 were yummy. I like the Matchbox offering, too.

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      1. re: dcandohio

        I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MATCHBOX SLIDERS!!!

      2. unexpected but ugly mug's are so, so good. and cheap on wednesday nights. also wolfgang puck's restaurant, the source, has some incredible kobe beef sliders — but they'll set you back a pretty penny. matchbox's have great flavor, but never seem to come out hot. my vote for best in show goes to ugly mug.

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        1. re: littlew1ng

          Really?! I have only had hot sliders at Matchbox-and I have been many times.
          If I were you, if this happens again, I would politely send them back for a do-over =)
          Matchbox's appetizer apple gorgonzola is great, too, by the way!

          1. re: littlew1ng

            I like the pizza at Matchbox better than the sliders. They were ok but not memorable, and cooked past the med. rare we ordered. The onion straws that came with them were delightful though.

            1. re: JonParker

              In DC I vote for Matchbox, with the onion and pickle and gorgonzola yum! I have never had them come out cold though.

              In VA, Eat Bar so far wins for me if it is just a burger slider.

              Eleventh St. Lounge has great pulle dpork sliders.

              For other non-burger PS7 does have good tuna sliders, they are one of the few things one the bar menu I thought was really good.

              1. re: ktmoomau

                In general I don't really get the appeal of Matchbox, but I do like the miniburgers there. (Don't think the pizza is particularly special, personally.)

          2. Are we talking just beef burgers or adding turkey, salmon, tuna, etc in the mix?

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            1. re: Jacey

              It's open for all kinds of sliders.

            2. Vinoteca (11th & U) makes great sliders:
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              Lamb with Feta and eggplant
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              Venison with Brie and roasted Poblano chili (additional $1 per)
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              Bison with Mozzarella and grilled tomato
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              Beef with Cheddar and caramelized onions
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              Tuna burger with chili mayonnaise
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              Grilled Portabella mushroom with miso/tahini sauce

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              1. re: elizzy

                I just had the sliders at Vinoteca last night... the Lamb one is to DIE for (and I'm not usually even a fan of lamb)! The Bison was great, too.

              2. The tuna sliders at PS7s are incredible - I usually don't even eat raw fish but I loved these!

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                1. re: dcfoodie13

                  I second this. I am not a slider fan unless it's White Castle, but I definitely stand behind PS7's tuna sliders. sooo good. Can't share them. Tooo goood.

                  I think you can only get them in the bar though.

                  1. re: botnot

                    Last time I was there they were an appetizer on the main dinner menu as well, but I don't think they are on there all the time (whereas they are always on the bar menu).

                2. It's been a bit, but Ramparts in Arlandria had some very good ones.

                  1. Hard Times Cafe makes a surpisingly decent slider. And 4 for $7 is a steal. But then, I usually go for the footlong chili dog.

                    1. Matchbox. Deeeelicious!

                      Wasn't that impressed with CoCo Sala's.

                      1. I love the raw tuna sliders at PS7's. I just had the blue cheese beef slider at Coco Sala and thought it was one of the best burgers I'd had in ages. I think Matchbox's are also pretty good.

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                        1. re: julialimei

                          I'm a fan of the Matchbox sliders. The last time I went, I alerted the waitress in advance that I would send them back if they were overcooked. They got the message. :)

                          The ahi tuna sliders on Johnny's Half Shell's happy hour bar menu are fantastic.

                        2. An order of sliders and a side of frites at the lounge at The Source make an incredible, decadent meal.

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                          1. re: katecm

                            Bar Rouge for sliders and matchstick fries.

                          2. Matchbox! Very good, although one time (just once!), they came out rare when we ordered medium-well (my friend does not like rare at all). Otherwise, they are always great -- and the onion straws are a great touch!

                            If you are looking for a really, really tasty (regular-sized) burger, I had THE BEST ONE at Marvin (www.marvindc.com). It's huge and has a great smoky flavor with (surprise!) thickly-cut smoked bacon, too. Plus, it comes with 3 delicious dipping sauces, including an awesome curry.

                            1. I forgot the bar at Charlie Palmer's used to have great sliders, but I haven't been in over a year, we wanted to do a comparison between the sliders and fries at CP and sliders and onion straws at Matchbox, because they were both very good. I gotta put that back on my list. As I remember it was a close call with the beef CP being a little better, the topping combination at Matchbox a little better.