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Unique Late lunch/early dinner restaurant in DC?

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Hey guys, Looking for some suggestions on a late lunch/early dinner for this saturday something after 3pm but not after 6. I know some restaurant close from 2-5. Can anyone suggest a restuarant with a unique dinning experience or have a really nice modern look to it like the source ( no reservations available on sat. :( )? I did Cafe atlantico latin dim sum which was awesome, and had Rasika's tasting menu the other day. Both were amazing. Im a pretty big seafood person so thats a plus.

Any suggestions would be great. Thank you.

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  1. Zaytinia is open all day on Sat. Great mezze and it has a "really nice modern look" to it, IMO.

    www.zaytinia.com

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    Zaytinya
    701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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    1. re: woodleyparkhound

      ah thank you for the suggestion, i have been there before a few times though :)

    2. Ping Pong Dim Sum would be a good choice, especially if their dim sum tasting selections are available in the $15-18 range or happy hour specials, otherwise its too expensive for dim sum. I tried the sampler at lunch the other week and liked everything but the fried spring rolls, which I did not like at all. I know they are available until five pm during the week but not sure about how they do it on Saturdays so call or check the website. They also have some good cocktails and it's vrai moderne. My biggest complaint was that the seating is not at all comfortable so don't go if you plan to hang for a while. Next door to the Shakespeare Landsburgh Theater is a new place called SEI offering Asian fusion and it looked kind of swank. Haven't been but they might be open Saturday afternoons, as might Oyamel down the street. Poste is a nice space and serves all afternoon but I can't recommend the food.