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anunez Mar 26, 2009 11:18 AM

I am interested in making a reservation at the Source for Easter weekend when my mother and aunt are in town. However the website doesnt list any prices on their menu. Price isnt REALLY an issue but i dont want it to be rediculous. The ranges given by the post and opentable arent really helping me. Anyone have a first hand account? 3 entrees, an ap and desserts with a bottle of wine? thanks!

or does someone have a better suggestion? both ahve been to central, Beck, blue duck Rasika. we are eating at Vermillion on Easter so trying to stick to DC for Saturday night

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    Ericandblueboy Mar 26, 2009 11:49 AM

    $10-$15 for appetizers, $25-$40 for entrees.

    You should also check out Vidalia.

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      littlew1ng Mar 26, 2009 01:20 PM

      i think of vidalia generally as being more expensive than the source.

    2. ktmoomau Mar 26, 2009 12:11 PM

      There was another thread about this that I posted that menupages dc has the prices for everything but the entrees.

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        chicken kabob Mar 26, 2009 12:55 PM

        How about Proof in Chinatown?

      2. alkapal Apr 1, 2009 03:39 AM

        see the menu and lunch prices here: http://washingtondc.menupages.com/res...

        if those are lunch prices, i can't even imagine dinner prices! $26 for kee mao? ridiculous. why go to the source for thai food?

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          Jacey Apr 1, 2009 10:21 AM

          I've been and it's pricey. Call the restaurant and ask the host to read off some prices or to fax/email you a menu.

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            lawhound Apr 1, 2009 11:28 AM

            Likewise -- I wasn't even paying and I noticed!

          2. Joe H Apr 1, 2009 03:34 PM

            The Source is more expensive than Vidalia with entrees ranging from the high 20's to $40+. First courses are mostly in the mid to high teens and portions are relatively small, even for the price. Still, this is an excellent restaurant: and, I think, worth what could be something of an "investment": http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4505... In that post I compared The Source to Chinois in Santa Monica. I must note that Chinois is similarly expensive yet enduringly popular.

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              Jacey Apr 1, 2009 04:33 PM

              To be honest, The Source is good but not fabulous. I think you can spend less in DC and get a better meal/experience. I have been to many other Wolfgang Puck restaurants, and I don't think this is one of his best ones, IMO.

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                dcandohio Apr 1, 2009 05:35 PM

                I also have a hard time, especially in this economy, of thinking of a meal as an "investment." There is a return, to be sure...great memories, the ability to recommend, a point of comparison...but in the end, it all comes out the same (on a base level), and "investment" really isn't in my lexicon when my 401k is in the crapper. I had nice drinks at the bar at the Source, but I thought the bar menu for food was really pushing the envelope on price. YMMV, of course.

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                keithdcil Apr 2, 2009 09:50 AM

                I agree w/ joe. I think The Source is excellent for it's food, wine list, service and ambience. Not sure I would call it an investment, tho.

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