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Dining after 10 PM in DC?

earla3 Oct 30, 2008 10:43 AM

I am going to be attending the opera in Washington this coming Saturday night. It's an early curtain which will put me back out on the streets looking for a light dinner. Do DC hounders have any recommendations for late night (10:30 - 11?) light supper in DC?

  1. hill food Nov 6, 2008 01:34 PM

    'course if you want to go kinda dive-y theres always Full Kee on H NW and 6 open til like 3 AM or something (and after you're jacked on the palate buzz, there's usually a cheap bus to NYC out front for the impulsive)

    1. hill food Oct 30, 2008 08:44 PM

      I echo Bistro Francaise - won't chase you out - open much later. excellent rognon when I was last. and other bits.

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      1. re: hill food
        Elyssa Oct 31, 2008 08:53 AM

        And if you decide you actually are hungry for a full meal they have a nice late-night special. 3 courses for probably around $25-35. A great deal.

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        MikeR Oct 30, 2008 05:40 PM

        The Etheopian restaurants are always open late, and that fare can be pretty light if you choose. Cheap, too. But of course it depends on where you'll be for the show (Kennedy Center, I guess. Who else does opera in DC?) and how far you're willing to go for dinner afterward.

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          earla3 Oct 30, 2008 04:51 PM

          Thanks everyone - these are all terrific options which all sound perfect. Thank you again.

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            Culocho Oct 30, 2008 03:17 PM

            Old Ebbitt serves late

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              katecm Oct 30, 2008 02:57 PM

              Assuming the opera will be at the Kennedy Center, Bistro Francais, in Georgetown, will be your best late-dinner option.

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                Elyssa Oct 30, 2008 12:55 PM

                Is there a particular location you are looking for? If not I believe Proof is open kind of late (didn't they release a late night menu for the weekends at some point?). You can get a glass or 2 of wine, a cheese platters and an appetizer.

                Also I really enjoy Bistro du Coin for late night dining.

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                1. re: Elyssa
                  dcskinsfan Oct 30, 2008 01:07 PM

                  Good idea, but just an FYI...we (2 of us) tried to get on a Friday night a couple weekends ago around 930 and were told it was an hour wait. Maybe it was just a really busy night.

                  1. re: dcskinsfan
                    Elyssa Oct 30, 2008 05:48 PM

                    At which restaurant? I imagine Bistro du Coin. It's one of the view restaurants serving full service late at night.

                    Bistro Francais in Georgetown is also open real late.

                    1. re: Elyssa
                      dcskinsfan Oct 31, 2008 07:22 AM

                      Sorry about that...should have clarified. We tried to get into Proof around 930 on a Friday night and were told it was going to be an hour.

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                  dcskinsfan Oct 30, 2008 10:57 AM

                  Where abouts are you going to be? I have eaten at Jaleo after a show downtown before. It's tapas so it might fit your light meal criteria.

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