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what to wear/order at ardeo?

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we're going tonight and i've never been, what's the dress code? what is good to order?

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  1. Dress is casual....SO IS THE FOOD.....I would say the last 3 or 4 times I have been there the food has slightly improved but it still lacks something.....I don't know, just order something that isn't pasta or fish.....That isn't said because I am a meat guy....I just think the meat dishes are better..

    Hope you have fun.....

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    1. re: themeatguy

      doesn't sound like a recommendation to me! do you have any other suggestions as to where we should dine tonight? we're looking for something a little off the beaten path, sort of neighborhood gem type thing. anything in arlington/dc. preferably not maryland.

      1. re: littlew1ng

        If you head up Connecticut from Ardeo, you could try Buck's Fishing and Camping. Very much a neighborhood gem type of place. Or there is also Dino, just a couple doors down from Ardeo.

        1. re: DCYankee

          I would probably pick Dino over Ardeo.

          In the cold weather, too, it's very cozy - I very much enjoyed my last trip there and am looking for a good excuse to return.

    2. I've gone in jeans and a cute shirt before (I'm a girl). I think guys would be fine in nice jeans and a button down shirt. It's pretty casual but I wouldn't wear jeans and a t-shirt with sneakers.

      As for the food I have been really happy with my meals there the last few times I've been. It's a great neighborhood restaurant and if I lived closer I would go more often. The mussell appetizer in particular is really good.

      If you decide not to dine there but want to stick to a neighborhood gem I would go to Cashion's in Adams Morgan or Creme on U St.

      1. Jeans are fine. I think you'll like the place. They have some good "New American' dishes, so sticl with "clean" fishes. CP has a lot of cute/nice restaurants in the area. You might like Indique for a change of pace.