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Dinner near Georgetown movie theater?

littlew1ng Jan 2, 2009 05:55 AM

I'm sure you guys are pretty sick of giving me recs to places near practically every movie theater in the metro area, but we've never been to this one and are going tonight. what is good near here? we are adventurous eaters, the only limitation really is price, we aren't looking to spend a ton of money.

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    elegantelliot RE: littlew1ng Jan 2, 2009 08:07 AM

    pizzeria paradiso is good.

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      Elyssa RE: littlew1ng Jan 2, 2009 08:42 AM

      I'm not sure what the definition of a "ton of money" is but my recommendation would be Hook but if you are on a budget try the wallet-friendly Tackle Box.

      Other places to check out would be Bistro Francais (depending on what time you are going you can get their early bird or late bird special), Pizza Paradisio, or Bangkok Joes.

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        pomme de terre RE: Elyssa Jan 2, 2009 09:12 AM

        Bistro Francais specials are a good deal. It's a pretty space with nice service too.

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          midwestfoodie RE: Elyssa Jan 6, 2009 06:08 PM

          I second the Bangkok Joe's recommendation.

        2. ktmoomau RE: littlew1ng Jan 2, 2009 08:57 AM

          If you don't want to walk up and down the hill you can go to Agraria in the harbour? I haven't been in a while, and while it isn't really adventurous, it isn't too bad price wise and they do some things well, they tend to have simple fresh foods. The veggies are always fresh they normaly use seasonal ingredients and their food tends to be comforting on cold nights.

          1. Mulan RE: littlew1ng Jan 2, 2009 02:31 PM

            We got a decent burger before a movie at Rugby Cafe on Wisconsin south of M St. It is more like a pub but food is not expensive.

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              woodleyparkhound RE: Mulan Jan 3, 2009 01:16 PM

              I love the masala dosa at Amma Vegetarian Kitchen. I would also highly recommend Tackle Box. These two places on M St. are among the greatest bangs for the buck in DC. A third choice would be Quick Pita on Potomac, just off M (and right across the street from Georgetown Cupcake).

            2. littlew1ng RE: littlew1ng Jan 5, 2009 07:51 AM

              thanks guys! we went to pizzeria paradiso and had a really great experience. the pizza was so much better than i expected it to be — for me, great pizza is all about the sauce, and their sauce was delightful. the only thing i didn't like was when we requested ranch dressing as dip for our crusts (however trashy it may be, crust is too bland on its own and ranch is a nice zippy addition) our waitress got a very snotty attitude in informing us, "oh, no, we do not carry ranch dressing here." was very impressed with the beer list, also, i will definitely come back.

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                dag556 RE: littlew1ng Jan 6, 2009 02:03 PM

                My husband and I often end up at Bangkok Joe's after a movie in Georgetown and always have a good time there. The Bangkok Swings are tasty!

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                  mjhals RE: dag556 Jan 6, 2009 05:10 PM

                  Dag, I was just going to recommend BangkoK Joe's! My friend and I ate there on Sun before a movie. I thought it was great, nice selection. Definitely not authentic anything, but I'm a sucker for a wide variety of Asian-type food and they had it. Everything from spring rolls, buns, pad thai, General Tso's, and a ton of drinks. Nice wine list too, had a great half-bottle Alsatian gewurtzemiener. Maybe a tad pricey, I had the General Tso's and it was $13.50, but it was way too much, half-portions would be ideal.

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                    discojing RE: mjhals Jan 8, 2009 07:49 AM

                    bangkok joes is my rec as well. there's something there for everyone.

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