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Looking for help near the Omni Shoreham in DC

My wife has a conference in mid-June at the Marriot Wardman Park and we are staying across the street. We are taking the six year old (leaving three younger siblings in Illinois) and will have three to four dinners in the immediate area (no car). My question is this: what are my best options near those two hotels that are within walking distance?? We like all sorts of cuisines---not much experience with Indian or Middle Eastern. Price isn't that much of an issue, but I'd prefer not to break the bank more than once.

Thanks in advance for the help,
chris in illinois

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  1. Try New Heights which is very close to the Omni Shoreham. I would strongly recommend that you do not have lunch or dinner at the Omni Shoreham.

    1. Afghan Grill is very good for Afghan cuisine. It's only a 5-10 minute walk away at the most, on Calvert St. off of Connecticut Ave. Open City is pretty good for all American/upscale diner cuisine. It's only 5 minutes away from the Omni. Tono Sushi is OK for sushi--again only a 5 minute walk away. Good luck!

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      Open City
      2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

      Afghan Grill
      2309 Calvert St NW 3, Washington, DC 20008

      Tono Sushi
      2605 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

      1. I recommend the Lebanese Taverna; I think it's the best in that immediate vicinity. Open City is great for sitting outside if the weather is nice. It's good for drinks but I wouldn't recommend the food. New Heights is said to be good; I haven't tried it yet so I can't speak from experience.

        1. What do you define as "walking distance"?

          One mile north on Connecticut Ave is the Cleveland Park neighborhood, and there you'll find some fabulous eats like Dino (moderately priced Italian with a stupendous wine list) or Palena (expensive for the back room but worth it, moderate for the bar area).

          Those places are also one stop north on the Metro; you can reach almost any place in the city inside of 15 minutes from the stop right by your hotel (Woodley Park).

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          1. re: DanielK

            Walking distance=pornography, that is, I know it when I see it ( a mile isn't too far).

            Some intriguing options, that for the input so far...

          2. Would second the front cafe at Palena, especially for the hamburger. Would also recommend Ardeo a block away.

            1. within a one block radius of the hotel(s) I would only eat at Lebanese Taverna (we just went there and it was very good) or Open City (also went there....parents were at the Marriot) and it is good breakfast grub and not expensive. Definitely good for kids.

              Go up CT Ave, or take the metro one stop, and Cleveland Park has tons of places all mentioned here...though I would add Spices and Indique as both good options (I happen to love Spices).

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              1. re: Jeserf

                Spices looks great...the boy (the 6 year old) loves anything with soy, so he'd be happy. Thanks for the recommendation.

                1. re: chris in illinois

                  I love the papaya salad (rainbow?) and the green bean dish with added tofu.
                  Also, the bowl of tom yum soup is very yummy

                1. re: sweth

                  Awesome link, thanks for the help...I think I'm pretty well set. Looking forward to spending two days with the wife and the boy, two days by myself with the boy wandering the Smithsonian marvels, catching a Nats/White Sox game and eating, eating, eating.

                  Again, thanks for the help!!