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Mar 31, 2009 10:57 AM

Really good restaurant with a reasonable wine list in DC

My wife and I are going to be in DC visiting friends this weekend and we are looking for some great food with a reasonably priced wine list. We will be staying in Dupont Circle.

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  1. I would suggest Proof in Chinatown. Great food. Extensive wine list. As for prices of the wines- I could not tell you.

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    1. re: chicken kabob

      Based on my one visit, I can't quote you prices but the word "reasonable" did not occur to me -- unlike "expensive."

      1. re: lawhound

        I checked their website and they have some $30 bottles which I think will work, but we have been known to get carried away.

    2. Dino is one possibility-- steps from the Cleveland Park metro (which is 2 stops north of Dupont Circle).

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      1. re: Doh

        Second that. They have revamped their wine list and have some real gems by the glass, some with a bit of age. A Montalpuciano seems to remain vivid in my memory.

        1. re: Doh

          I 2nd Dino. Proof is good but I can't remember their wine list prices because I ordered by the glass there (and got a flight).

          1. re: Elyssa

            Dino also has "deals" depending on the night, so check out their web site.

        2. Central actually has a lot of affordable bottles of wine, and very good food.

          1. Dino. short metro ride, very, very good and reasonable wine list, and good food.

            1. Any particular kind of cuisine???

              I'm Vietnamese and the best place to get Vietnamese food with a decent wine list is Present in Falls Church. All their wines are 89 and above, the manager is very enthusiastic when it comes to pairing Vietnamese food and Wine. Last time I was there the owner of S.A. Prum Winery actually had a meal there and suggested some good Germany wine.