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Can anyone recommend restaurants in the DC area that are open on Friday night/Saturday?

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  1. I'm not sure I understand. I don't think any restaurant open on shabbat can be certified kosher. Are you interested in a vegetarian restaurant? Or restaurants with lots of veg. options?

    1. While in some major cities there are kosher restaurants open on Shabbat (I know Paris has many), D.C. does not.

      1. I think this would be better to post on the Kosher board.

        1. I can think of one -- Krispy Kreme in Dupont. Seriously. Real "kosher" restaurants are of course never open Fri night/Saturday but surely there are places (like Krispy Kreme) that aren't really kosher but get the certification. Maybe some vegetarian places? Does it need to be certified? What about Indian vegetarian?

          The only real Kosher restaurant I know of in DC is Eli's, and it is pretty lousy and probably not open Friday night/Saturday.

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          Krispy Kreme
          1350 Connecticut Ave NW Frnt 9, Washington, DC 20036

          1. By definition a Kosher restaurant would have to be closed from sundown Friday to sundown sat night because it is the sabbath and one can not work on the sabbath

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            1. re: dining with doc

              This is not accurate, to be defined as Kosher by the Orthodox Union or to Glatt this may be true but this is not true for all certifications. There was a legal case about this in NY years ago, it's just that the DC area has not gone through the same legal process as other areas.

              1. re: dining with doc

                This is incorrect even by Orthodox standards. For example, the Dupont Circle Krispy Kreme is Orthodox kosher and open on the sabbath. Orthodox kosher restaurants serving meat are more difficult but still can be, and in some cases are, open. Just not in the DC area.

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                Krispy Kreme
                1350 Connecticut Ave NW Frnt 9, Washington, DC 20036