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I will be arriving in Washington DC late Friday night and leaving mid-day on Sunday. I figure that this gives me a good shot at one great lunch and dinner. Any recommendations? If you could only eat 2 meals in DC, where would you go?

Thank you for any help.

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  1. I would eat dinner at Citronelle if you can spend the money, and lunch at Proof or Blacksalt.

    1. I would do dinner at either Corduroy, PS7, Equinox (depending on your price range) and lunch at Central.

      Are you coming this weekend? If so you should know that Restaurant Week is still going on which may make reservations difficult.

      1. How are you coming in to town? You could potentially do 2 lunches depending on when Mid Day you are leaving... I mean if it's later day Sunday you could do a good brunch.. the latino dim sum brunch seemed interesting to me. Right?

        If I had the opportunity (when I go) to dine at both I think I'd have checked out Komi and Obelisk. Rasika could be an option if you are pro Indian though I'm not sure people would consider it great compared to a Citronelle.

        1. how about a foodie field trip. Friday nite have some wine and tapas at Jose Andres Jaleo. Satuday lunch at Michelle Richard's Central and then dinner at Michelle Richard Citronelle. Sunday latin dim sung brunch at Jose Andres Cafe Atlantico. The only open area is saturday morning and if you are going to the restaurants I chose you will want to keep your stomach empty so go to a starbucks and a juice and coffee and danish

          1. There is also a lot of hype going for CityZen and Restaurant Eve (20-25 mins via metro to Alexandria and then 8 block walk)... for dinners at least.

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            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

              Restaurant Eve is 14 blocks, nine-tenths of a mile, from King Street Metro. There is a free trolley up and down King St. at certain hours.

            2. These are my go to places in DC. I am definitely not a 'high end' eater but rather great food that DC does a really good job with.

              Jaleo
              Matchbox in Penn Quarter
              Central
              Teaism for bubble tea and salty oat cookie
              2 Amys
              Tacklebox in Gtown

              Enjoy!

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              1. re: jodik

                I, like jodik, prefer a variety of unique affordable eating opportunities when in DC . Teaism has wonderful Chai and other teas as well as good sweet treats but also bento boxes veggie and fish. 2 Amys has great, interesting pizzas but can be crowded with families and kids, which is a good thing - but noisy. Excellent Falafel & fries at Amsterdam in Adams Morgan. Check out Washingtonian. ENJOY - so much food so little time!

              2. This weekend? Many top restaurants are either closed or doing restaurant week. We're going for Chinese ourselves this weekend.