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Oct 21, 2008 07:54 AM

D.C. Neighborhood Bistro Recommendations

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Elyssa

      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).

      1. re: Elyssa

        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.


      2. 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.


        1. Coppi's is another U st. possibility.

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