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

GianniB Mar 17, 2009 02:26 PM

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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    mmusiker RE: GianniB Mar 17, 2009 02:45 PM

    Blue Duck
    Westend Bistro

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      joann.hill12 RE: mmusiker Mar 17, 2009 04:06 PM

      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.

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        Elyssa RE: mmusiker Mar 17, 2009 05:24 PM

        I 2nd Hook.

      2. ktmoomau RE: GianniB Mar 17, 2009 04:39 PM

        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.

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          Gigi007 RE: GianniB Mar 17, 2009 05:55 PM

          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.

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            dcfoodie13 RE: GianniB Mar 17, 2009 07:18 PM

            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. DanielK RE: GianniB Mar 17, 2009 07:32 PM

              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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                Ericandblueboy RE: DanielK Mar 17, 2009 07:34 PM

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

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