Recs for Toronto chowhounds
- oohlala Nov 19, 2008 11:04 AM
I will be traveling down to Washington DC for 3 days with my family over x'mas holiday. Did a quick search on the board and OpenTable for potential restos but couldn't narrow down the options. I am looking for restaurants (or food) that are,
1. unique food to washington area if any
2. American cuisine (still baffled by the category, need confirmation of authentic places)
3. mid-price ($40 before tax & tips, excluding drinks), exceptional home cooking style restos
Please feel free to list your favorites. BTW, are there any specific type of cuisine that is done especially well in the area???
Thanks in advance!
I thought Toronto might have good Ethiopian too?
I also love Cashion's Eat Place, in the "American" category, and Creme is a really good idea. Both would get you away from the more touristy areas near the Mall.
ETA: Oh and, I haven't been, but Founding Farmers might be perfect for what you're looking for. The menu does have lots of classic American dishes, anyway. I think it's gotten good reviews.
I think it's crazy when visitors try to use a car here. You're in good shape. You'll be able to Metro, and if the weather gets bad or whatever, you should be able to get taxis to and from all these places -- the parts of DC you'll be in are pretty compact actually. If you were really ambitious you could take some long walks and get just about everywhere. I also suggest you check out the Criculator bus.
RE: Ethiopian -- it's very DC, but be sure to check recs here and stick to the area around 9th and U. There are some places far past their prime that people still get steered to and then regret it.