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Apr 7, 2009 03:00 PM

Last minute dinner recs

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?

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  1. What kind of food? Price range? Ambiance?

    8 Replies
    1. re: r0cc00

      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

        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

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

          1. re: joebear1

            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

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

              I was lucky to find street side 1 block away.

              1. re: r0cc00

                are there taxi services that could take me to Gtown?

                1. re: joebear1

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

                  1. re: joebear1

                    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.

      2. 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.