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D.C. Neighborhood Bistro Recommendations

SweetLouie Oct 21, 2008 07:54 AM

My in-laws will be in town for the evening of Friday, October 31st (yet, Halloween). We will be coming down from Baltimore and staying with them in a hotel near Logan Circle (N.W.) and want to go out for a nice meal. Nothing too expensive, more mid-range (no more than $25 for entrees)

We love going to great, classy neighborhood bistros - something authentic that a local would go to. We don't have a preference for a specific type of cuisine, but we would love to go somewhere that is a quick cab ride or walking distance from Logan Circle. Also, since it's Halloween, we are thinking we should avoid Georgetown or anwhere that could be more of a party scene.

I would love your recommendations!

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    Elyssa RE: SweetLouie Oct 21, 2008 09:41 AM

    I would go to Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont...a short walk from Logan Circle.

    If you are willing to take a short cab or metro ride, the first place that comes to mind is Bistro D'Oc. A delicious and cozy french bistro in Metro Center.

    2 other great choices would be Cashion's Eat Place (Adams Morgan) and Creme (U St).

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      mselectra RE: Elyssa Oct 21, 2008 10:36 AM

      FYI, you'll want to avoid 18th street in Adams Morgan, too, although you might be eating early enough to miss the total craziness (can't emphasize enough how total and crazy) -- and I think Cashion's might be enough off 18th to be okay (and, I think, fits your request perfectly).

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        SweetLouie RE: Elyssa Oct 23, 2008 11:15 AM

        Sounds great, I'm looking forward to checking out your recommendations. We defintely don't mind a quick cab ride. We'll be sure to avoid Adam's Morgan/18th St altogether.


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        mmm...chow RE: SweetLouie Oct 21, 2008 10:48 AM

        You could try Logan Tavern or check out the new Commissary on P St. If you're up for venturing further, I second the nomination for Bistro D'oc (it's sort of a forgotten little place but have had great experiences there). Cafe St Ex or Marvin on U St are also great options. If your in-laws are more adventurous, Etete has a warm atmosphere and good Ethiopian food.


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          Doh RE: SweetLouie Oct 21, 2008 05:43 PM

          Coppi's is another U st. possibility.

          1. scotcheroo RE: SweetLouie Oct 23, 2008 02:18 PM

            It's not super close to Logan, but Montmartre on Capitol hill is a great neighborhood bistro and won't have the party-crowd!

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