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Jan 9, 2010 11:23 AM

Looking for prix fixes or specials in the DC/Arlington area

Hey there...I am visiting friends this month in DC and would love to treat them to a nice meal. The problem is that I don't have a lot of money...for the three of us with a cocktail, wine, two or three course and gratuity, I'd like to keep it to 200-250.

I found a nice deal at Tosca before 7...35 for 3 courses and their wine list has some reasonable choices. But I'm still investigating and wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions or recommendations.


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  1. You might want to check out Obelisk. It's been a while for me but they used to only be prix fixe and I think it's within range.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      I believe Obelisk is now $70 pp, so out of the OP's range once you add drinks and wine for 3.

      DH and I were there a couple years ago when visiting DC and really enjoyed it.

    2. Ray's the Steaks might fit. The special, which has a steak, the veggies, and dessert, comes to $19.95. If you make a reservation, you get to sit in the better part of the restaurant. And, of course, the wine list is fine.

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      1. re: BookGuy

        Rays is an awesome deal. FYI- I think it's only available Mon-Thurs, but not sure. And you actually get a choice of soup/salad to start, and their crab bisque may be my single favorite dish of all time. The veggies (creamed spinach and mashed potatoes) are included w/ the prixe fixe and every meal. Last course is the dessert, and they have awesome chocolate mousses (white, milk and dark), haven't trying anything else as I can't get passed the mousse (I think white chocolate is actually my favorite).

      2. Check out Kora, in Crystal City. I've always been a Morou fan, but the specials they are running makes it super easy. They have something called a "power lunch" and its like restaurant week, but cheaper. I think they also have dinner specials, and a well priced tasting menu. Check it out!