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scottieb Jan 26, 2010 05:39 PM

I am a walking cliche. I'm looking for a restaurant for an early dinner (6ish) in Old Town for 2/13 (the Saturday of Valentines). After perusing the posts here, I called Restaurant Eve hat in hand and was pleased they didn't laugh while I was still on the line. So, what's next? (Please don't tell me to make dinner, this is a long-distance romance so spending the day grocery shopping and preparing isn't the best use of extremely-limited time.)

My date is vegetarian and we both enjoy a good bottle of wine. We usually go for asian food but that's not an option in Old Town and after being together for quite a while we are comfortable taking a risk and trying something off our usual repertoire (Middle Eastern has worked well).

I've stalked this site, yelp, and open table and come up with a few possibilities: Me Jana, Laporta, Jackson 20, Restaurant Vero, Laylas. Any red flags there? Any others that should make the list? Any good bars or places to grab dessert later in the night?

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    weezycom RE: scottieb Jan 26, 2010 07:17 PM

    Casablanca -- Moroccan food, on King, a couple of blocks west of the King Street metro. Geranio's - Italian on King bet. Columbus and Washington. Landini Brothers, also Italian, 300 block (?) King. La Bergerie -- french, on N. Lee.

    1. tommyskitchen RE: scottieb Jan 27, 2010 05:35 AM

      French - Le Refuge on Washington has 3 seatings (according to their sign) - Not sure about vegetarian tho.....

      1. tcamp RE: scottieb Jan 27, 2010 05:41 AM

        Pita House on Cameron has lots of vegetarian options. Not a terribly fancy place, though, if that is what you're looking for.

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          georgetownronin RE: scottieb Jan 27, 2010 11:31 AM

          You should definitely try to get reservations at PX for drinks before or after dinner. This may be impossible, but worth a shot.

          1. Smiles2008 RE: scottieb Jan 27, 2010 01:04 PM

            I would recommend Las Tapas. Also, for dinner you could also do Grape and Bean (much more casual). But I would suggest the place for drinks (well wine). Very nice environment.

            Other dinner suggestions: Brabo (not bad for vegetarians the chef will make a dish at your request with seasonal veggies), Landini Brothers, maithai, and rustico (away from king street, but still Old Town).

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