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Need Rec for DuPont Circle

chicagobelly Mar 17, 2009 07:29 PM

Hi there,

I am looking for a recommendation for dinner in DuPont Circle in early April on behalf of my friend.

They appreciate a good ambiance and great food, with an interest in local and/or organic.

They have 2 children - 7 and 9 - who are very well-behaved and who are also interested in food so it doesn't need to be the typical 'kid-friendly' place, but not too upscale so that they are out of place.

Any recommendations?


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    FriedClamFanatic Mar 18, 2009 07:21 AM

    I'm told Pizza Paradiso has some of the best piza in the city, so that might be a good compromise. Haven't tried it myself.

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      aburkavage Mar 18, 2009 05:43 AM

      Founds Farmers meets your "interest in local and/or organic" contingent. It's also very good, kid-friendly, and not too far from Dupont.

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      1. re: aburkavage
        Elyssa Mar 18, 2009 07:16 AM

        Btw, in case you are doing a search for it, the restaurant is Founding Farmers. Don't worry aburkavage...it seems as if a lot of people are having difficulty with this restaurant name on the boards. :)

        1. re: Elyssa
          aburkavage Mar 18, 2009 10:25 AM

          After I wrote the post, I reread it and noticed the mistake. I swear I changed it to the correct name! I'm going to blame it on Chowhound!

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        Bistec Mar 18, 2009 05:38 AM

        For a great French restaurant that has a very relaxed atmosphere (can get busy at times, but a very convivial environment), try Bistro Du Coin. Prices are relatively affordable for the quality of food.

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          Elyssa Mar 18, 2009 05:35 AM

          If they like seafood I would head to Hank's Oyster Bar. Not sure if everything is local/organic but it is yummy and kid-friendly.

          For pizza they can try Pizzeria Paradisio. It's small, so there might be a wait but the food is good and everything seems fresh.

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