Thursday Night Dinner in DC
A friend and I are coming into town and would like to meet for dinner on Thursday night. We are staying in DC, NW. Any suggestions for a nice restaurant with good wine? Both of us are very into food. Somebody suggested Bistro Bis. Is this a good idea?
Bistro Bis is quite good.
Is there a particular area, price range, and/or type of food you are looking for?
Without knowing more details I would suggest Proof, Corduroy, or Zola. All have good food with nice wine lists.
A few of my favorites, depending what type of cuisine you're interested in as well as price range:
Al Tiramisu - One of the best italian places in DC, IMO. Def. try the risotto and anything from their daily specials is usually great (I usually go for the lamb if they have it, and my husband like the veal chop with figs).
Zengo - Near chinatown and a very fun place to go. It's latin/japanese fusion and quite inventive with fun cocktails.
Zaytinya - Middle eastern Tapas
If wine is a major factor, I recommend Dino (one block from the Cleveland Park METRO stop). They have an excellent, huge, and extremely well priced wine list that specializes in Italian wine (it is an Italian restaurant, but not a checkered tablecloth type). Excellent appetizers and starters, you can make a meal from them easily.
Go to the Lounge at Citronelle. Tuna napoleon, Mushroom cigars, cheese soup, escargot. Dessert is a MUST here with the "strawberry cocktail" being one of the finest I have ever eaten. No reservations taken or necessary. Very good sauterne by the glass.
If your stars are aligned right, you might be able to get a table at Obelisk for thursday (for weekends they book up weeks in advance). It's in Dupont Circle and has a lovely 5 course prix fixe (with choices) N. Italian menu. The italian wine list is extensive and extremely well priced.
Proof is also a good suggestion (Penn Qtr) , and Urbana in Dupont has good food & wine. A below the radar pick is 15ria in the Doubltree in logan circle.