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Feb 28, 2010 05:47 PM

Recs for Detroit foodie visiting Georgetown June 1-3?

Smiles2008 may have worn-out posters with the, "Your 10 favorite DC Metro restaurants," topic.... But, can you go another round, specifically for Georgetown, and state why you like a couple restaurants? Scope: breakfast, lunch or dinner spots; no national chains; no steakhouses, Asian or Middle Eastern places (Detroit has plenty), and try to keep a dinner-for-two under $70. (a block or two beyond Georgetown-proper works, too, of course.)
Thank You!!!

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  1. For great coffee and pastries for breakfast: Baked and Wired

    In addition to B&W, another spot for great cupcakes is Georgetown Cupcake The sisters who own this place are getting their own TV show soon.

    For wonderful and dirt cheap masala dosa: Amma Vegetarian Kitchen I think this is one of the very best "bangs for the buck" in DC.

    For good fish dinners and fish tacos in a very casual atmosphere: Tackle Box Its more expensive sister restaurant, Hook, is next door. Hook has been well-reviewed, but I haven't been.

    For wonderful Turkish food in a very pleasant atmosphere at very reasonable prices: Cafe Divan

    For wonderful gelato and churros: Dolcezza Gelato

    For good tart frozen yogurt and salads: SweetGreen

    You could do a very nice high-end take out dinner from Dean and De Luca. Also, FYI, there is a Trader Joe's in Georgetown.

    That's about it off the top of my head - enjoy!

    6 Replies
    1. re: woodleyparkhound

      These are excellent suggestions. Just went back to Dolcezza last week and enjoyed it thoroughly!!

      I would also add Leopold's, especially for desserts. They have an Eastern European-ish menu, lots of fancy desserts, very high quality ingredients.

      1. re: hamster

        gelato and churros...could be dangerous :-)

      2. re: woodleyparkhound

        Very nice list, woodleyparkhound! Thank you. I'm still going thru the links. Cheers.

        1. re: vtombrown

          You're very welcome vtombrown -- I might be going to Detroit for a conference this summer, so I may be posting on your board! I hope you enjoy your visit to DC!

          1. re: woodleyparkhound

            These are good recommendations for a neighborhood that, despite its popularity, has a dearth of notable restaurants. I would add to the list Bonaparte, which I love for its ambiance and crepes, and Bistro Lepic. Bistro Lepic can be pricy, but the upstairs wine bar has complimentary wine tastings and good prices on wines on Tuesdays, so you can get a great deal there, plus a less-expensive menu is served in the wine bar.

        2. You have some good recs above.

          I am not sure about dinner for two under $70, but you could look at the menu and see if it plausible, but Farenheit in the Ritz Carlton is good, and you could try out the Lounge at Citronelle for a taste of one of the best restaurants in the city.

          I like Filomena for pasta too. Huge servings of handmade pasta.

          I haven't been to Agraria in forever so I don't know if it is good, but they used to have good normal American food- roast chicken, pot pie, etc.

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          1. re: ktmoomau

            Your Ritz suggestion reminds me that you could have a great meal at the bar at Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons. You may want to push your budget in order to enjoy a few of their amazing cocktails. Their burger is to die for.

            1. re: katecm

              Handmade pasta? Filomena sounds like a can't miss.
              PS---I like your guy's style! I get cocktail rec's, along with the food rec's. Cheers.