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Nov 21, 2009 10:07 AM

Help me find this restaurant in DC

Had an excellent dinner in DC 2 years ago and would like to return to the restaurant but I cannot remember the name (my daughter is quite picky and really loved it) It was in the area near the White House, seafood with an asian twist--my daughter had crab cakes , and clam chowder that was served a little differently with the solid part of the soup being served in a bowl and then the broth poured over it at the table. I had an asian style lobster. Pretty restaurant, high ceilings maybe a half floor of an upstairs.

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  1. How about Ten Phen? On Pennsylvania Avenue not too far from the White House. If that wasn't correct, try it anyway. You will enjoy it, methinks.

    1. It actually sounds like it may also be TenPehn's sister restaurant DC Coast. Check the websites of both and see if you remember the menu or decor.

      1. I'm pretty sure it's DC Coast.

        1. Sounds like DC Coast. I originally thought TenPehn but they don't have an upstairs area...DC Coast does. They are sister-restaurants though. Both serve that delicious lobster dish--only slightly different.

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          1. re: Elyssa

            Hey Elyssa --- so do I take it from your post that you got the lobster at DC Coast?! If so, what'd you think???

            LV, you are definitely talking about DC Coast. That's exactly how they serve their soup and I don't know any other restaurants that do so. Ten Penh might, but Elyssa is right in that it doesn't have that half floor upstairs.

            1. re: SouthShore

              I went last week and my cousin ordered the lobster (I had a taste). It was awesome! They serve it with stir-fried veggies and fried spinach. It's delicious and a beautiful presentation. The night we went the dish was around $40.

              I'm pretty sure I also had the lobster at TenPehn. It is stir-fried in a wok, which is a slightly different preparation from DC Coast. It's been years since I've had it but I remember thinking it was very good.

          2. Thank you ,Thank you, Thank you-- we're going to DC Coast next month and I'll report back!!