HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >
What are you cooking today? Share your food adventure

Last minute dinner recs

joebear1 Apr 7, 2009 03:00 PM

coming into DC this weekend with my girlfriend. are there any good restaurants that i won't need reservations for sat/sun nights, or ones i might be able to get last minute reservations at?

  1. e
    Elyssa Apr 7, 2009 03:39 PM

    With a quick look on OpenTable there are still reservations for 2 on Saturday at: Brasserie Beck, Bistro Bis, Cafe Atlantico, Cashion's Eat Place, Dino, Hook, PS7, and Zola. You can have a great meal at any of these places. My pick would be PS7, Brasserie Beck or Cashion's.

    On Sunday you can still get reservations at Central...which would get my vote.

    1. r
      r0cc00 Apr 7, 2009 03:01 PM

      What kind of food? Price range? Ambiance?

      8 Replies
      1. re: r0cc00
        joebear1 Apr 7, 2009 03:13 PM

        we enjoy all kinds of food so there is no constraint there. looking for a casual to slightly upscale place. rather not have to put on a tie if possible. price is not a deterant.

        1. re: joebear1
          r0cc00 Apr 7, 2009 03:25 PM

          With that in mind - I think you want somewhere where u can just play it by ear with the timing.

          I went here this past Sat. during the first weekend of Cherry Blossom festival & I had an incredibly good time & was seated in 5 minutes.

          I made reservations like 1 hour before I got there tho. Ppl who came in behind me had no trouble being seated.

          The food was fabulous - esp. if you never tried tapas before - it's a must.
          Staff was amazing.
          Just plain fun.
          & it's in GTown, so there are other attractions before/after the meal too.


          1. re: r0cc00
            joebear1 Apr 7, 2009 03:33 PM

            we love tapas. i will check this out. thank you.

            1. re: joebear1
              monavano Apr 7, 2009 03:39 PM

              just fyi...g'town has no metro access, it's congested, and parking can be challenging, esp. on a sat night with the crowds, so just plan accordingly time-wise.

              1. re: monavano
                r0cc00 Apr 7, 2009 03:43 PM

                I have to agree. Thought the indoor parking lots are reasonable.

                I was lucky to find street side 1 block away.

                1. re: r0cc00
                  joebear1 Apr 7, 2009 03:52 PM

                  are there taxi services that could take me to Gtown?

                  1. re: joebear1
                    r0cc00 Apr 7, 2009 04:00 PM

                    oh for sure. that's how I do it in other city so here too. : )

                    1. re: joebear1
                      Elyssa Apr 7, 2009 07:05 PM

                      Yes. And there is a Circulator bus that picks up in different spots and can take you to Georgetown. I've never personally taken it because I usually either walk from my apartment or take a cab. But I hear that its nice if you are near a pick up spot.

        Show Hidden Posts