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Mar 17, 2009 02:26 PM

One night - best bet near M St. & New Hampshire

We have one night in Georgetown and are looking for recommendations. Not super expensive - we prefer to eat at the bar. Wifey is seafood/veg only, so that needs to be considered.

Your advice is greatly appreciated. Review to follow.


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    1. re: mmusiker

      These three are great recommendations. Since the focus is seafood, then Hook would probably be your best bet.
      Circle Bistro in Foggy Bottom has a nice bar area and is a bit less expensive.

      1. Hook is good for seafood, but the bar at Blue Duck is great... it is a beautiful and very relaxing setting, although I tend to think their roast meats outshine anything else.

        You might also put BlackSalt on the list, although it isn't right in Georgetown you would have to cab.

        1. If you're looking for seafood, then Hook. Otherwise, for a more varied menu as well as a nice ambiance, go with the Blue Duck Tavern. My vegetarian friends also report that the Westend bistro has good veggie options too.

          1. Another idea would be to eat at the bar at Citronelle. How much you spend is entirely up to you, depending on whether you try a variety of appetizers, split an entree, etc. In particular for your wife, the tuna appetizer was incredibly delicious last time I was there about a month ago.

            1. You don't need to walk to Georgetown - a block the other way is Vidalia, a fine choice.

              If it's Georgetown you want, consider Sea Catch - a lovely restaurant overlooking the canal. Happy hour drink and oyster specials at the bar, and some of the best seafood around.

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              1. re: DanielK

                But neither of those places are trendy!! Oh noes!! nothing like chicken pot pie at Founding Farmers!