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Nov 16, 2009 06:20 AM

Advice needed along DC red line

I will be meeting an old college friend for dinner. It will be the 1st time we will be getting together in years, so I want to find a place with great food where we will be able to really talk. She'll be in DC for a conference (staying near Dupont) and I'll be coming in via Union Station, so I thought a place on the red line would make sense. Close to Union would be ideal, but all the places I checked out were so, so expensive. Any suggestions would be great!

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  1. What kind of food do you both like? There are a great deal of options on the red line. My quick thought would be Jaleo or Zaytinya in Chinatown for tapas.

    480 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

    701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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    1. re: Adam23

      We're open for anything! Thanks for the suggestions.

    2. There are a lot of excellent, cheap choices in Wheaton, within easy walking distance of the Metro. Nava Thai would be my top pick, followed by Ruan Thai. (Nava Thai is a more attractive-looking place.) Wheaton is a great destination if food quality and low price are more important than ambiance.

      1. By the Dupont Metro (north), I would suggest Sette (pizza and pasta)
        Cleveland Park: Bardeo, Ardeo, Nam Viet, and Dino are all excellent