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Dinner rec's near Landmark E Street Cinema (11th and E Street, NW)

cybera97 May 22, 2009 05:42 PM

We would greatly appreciate dinner recommendations for a good, ethnic restaurant near 11th and E Street, NW.

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    Steve May 22, 2009 09:02 PM

    Central is a French bistro at Penn and about 10th.

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      elegantelliot May 26, 2009 01:31 PM

      central is a great but i would hardly call it ethnic :) what about Zengo? never been but heard good things

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        Steve May 27, 2009 06:49 AM

        Yeah, I was just hot doggin' the OP.

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        elegantelliot May 26, 2009 01:38 PM


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        Doh May 23, 2009 05:35 PM

        Oyamel? Or Ten Penh?

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          Mer_Made May 23, 2009 07:39 PM

          Bistro D'Oc is close by.

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            Elyssa May 24, 2009 01:26 PM

            Not a whole lot of ethnic eats in that area unless you count TenPehn as ethnic.

            I go to the E Street Cinema all the time though my favorite places to eat afterwards is the charming Bistro D'Oc or the trendy Central. Both are great!

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              Jacey May 26, 2009 10:08 AM

              I imagine you don't mean trendy/fusion/hip "ethnic" places as many have suggested. If you want more "hole in the wall," Chinatown is close by. The Chinese restaurants are not as good as you find in SF or NY, but quite a few will fit the bill. Try doing a search on here for some well-liked Chinese restaurants in the area.

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                WestIndianArchie May 26, 2009 03:14 PM

                What's your budget looking like? And how far are you willing to walk?

                Tosca, D'Acqua, and Fogo De Chao are a stones throw from that area, but they aren't exactly cheap. (they're inexactly expensive in my book)

                Cafe Atlantico, Rosa Mexicano, Jaleo, and Oyamel are also in that area as well.

                Asia 9 and Ten Penh, if you're feeling like Pan Asian.

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                  Jeserf May 27, 2009 04:02 AM

                  there is a Teaism in Penn Quarter and it's pretty decent. Inexpensive, not "trendy".

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                    katecm May 27, 2009 07:15 AM

                    Agree with others that you need to define budget and what precisely you mean by "ethnic." But just in terms of proximity, Asia 9 and Cafe Atlantico are both very close.

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