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Which one should we choose? Lauriol Plaza, Grillfish, Clydes Gallery Place or Meiwah?

We're visiting DC next weekend with our baby and 6 year old (who eats in a wide variety of restaurants.) We're planning to meet friends for an early dinner on Friday. They gave us a list of their favorite restaurants. Which one should we choose? Lauriol Plaza, Grillfish, Clydes Gallery Place or Meiwah?

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  1. Those are actually a good list of reasonable, non-chain (Clyde's is a DC chain) restaurants for kids. It depends what kind of food you want...Mexican, seafood, American or Chinese.

    1. Lauriol and Clydes can be pretty noisy, particularly on a Friday with the happy hour crowd, and I don't care for their food. Grillfish is alright, but out of that list, I'd be inclined to go to Meiwah.

        1. re: Elyssa

          with the weather turning nice outside, I'm inclined to reccomend Lauriol Plaza and/or Meiwah -

        2. I would tend to say Lauriol because that has been a favorite of mine for 20 years. However - You must be prepared to wait, unless you are there REALLY Early on Friday - That may not go so well with a 6-year old and baby.
          If you think the kids may be fine waiting an hour or more, then I'd say go for it!

          Tommy

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          1. re: tommyskitchen

            Get a rooftop table at Lauriol Plaza no later than 4:30 and you should be okay.

            1. re: tommyskitchen

              I wouldn't go to Lauriol Plaza, but I would go to all the others. Meiwah and Grillfish are right next to each other. There are other Clyde's locations, including the Old Ebbitt Grill. I have been happy at all locations. The food is good, the service is excellent, the prices are good, my 6 year old son likes it. Lauriol Plaza has okay sorta-Mexican food, but can have atrocious lines that don't live up to the food, which is fine, but not good enough to wait so long.

            2. I really find the food a Meiwah mediocre (at least the Dupont location). But I hear the other restaurant (maybe in Bethesda?) is much better.