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Suggestion for a casual place to get a good piece of fish?

We're taking a friend out for her birthday this weekend. Her two requirement:s: she'd like to eat fresh/well prepared fish and to wear jeans (casual was the actual dictate). Any suggestions in the Montgomery County or DC area? And if there's a place nearby to get a drink first (i.e., bar), that's even better. Thanks.

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  1. You can wear jeans at Hank's Oyster Bar.

    1. I like Hook in Georgetown. I would get a drink beforehand at the bar at the Ritz.

      Another option would be Hank's Oyster Bar. They don't usually take reservations though (but if you call a little before you leave they'll put you on the list). There are lots of options for a pre or post-dinner drink. Tabard Inn might be nice for a drink beforehand, especially with this fall weather.

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      Tabard Inn
      1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

      1. You could wear jeans at Blacksalt or Johnny's Half Shell. You could probably also wear jeans to Kinkeads.

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        Johnny's Half Shell
        400 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

        Kinkead's Restaurant
        2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006-1812

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        1. re: jaydreb

          I'm not sure I'd consider the current version of Johnny's to be "casual." Blacksalt is a good recc., but Black's also serves a lot of fish (and has a nice bar).

        2. look into surfside. i've never been there, but have heard nothing but great things.

          1. Blacksalt or Pesce would be my choice. Both are our go-to places when we are in the mood for fish.

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            Pesce Restaurant
            2016 P St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

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            1. re: Adam23

              I definitely second Pesce! It's tiny so it's probably worth getting a reservation, but delicious and you won't feel awkward at all in jeans. Plus it's right in Dupont so there are plenty of options for pre-dinner drinks.

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              Pesce Restaurant
              2016 P St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

              1. re: chitodc

                Does Pesce take reservations now? A change with the move perhaps?

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                Pesce Restaurant
                2016 P St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

                1. re: hans

                  Ooh, am I remebering incorrectly? I could swear I've been there w/ reservations, but maybe I'm wrong! I still highly recommend it either way!