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Lunch Options for TenleyTown?

WestIndianArchie Mar 16, 2010 02:55 PM

Good, Fast, *cringe* inexpensive?

I'm looking forward to Pete's and Z-Burger, but I wonder what else is good in the hinterlands of the Red Line.

Thanks In Advance,

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    sacrilicious Mar 18, 2010 07:23 AM

    Nothing spectacular in the area, but for sit down, I was really pleased with Masala Art's lunch buffet - (I think) $9.95. Franklin Grill is probably a bit far from the metro but they have a 6.95 lunch special (sandwich, side, and drink) that's a good value. I wish Angelico's sandwiches were better, but it's fine if you're craving a slice of pizza and coke (which I frequently am). They have lunch combos for 7.95. Always been disappointed at Neisha Thai so I don't bother anymore.

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    1. re: sacrilicious
      beauxgoris Mar 23, 2010 11:18 PM

      I second Yosaku for Japanese. Not a fancy place, but fish always seems fresh. We've eaten there a few times month over several years and it's always been a solid meal and a good deal with the money. I'd support Le Chat Noir too if the waitstaff, etc. weren't so snooty. Awful service and attitude if you don't order multiple courses (I.e. run up your bill). It also seems to be always filled with the 60+ crowd. Not sure why? Maybe only they can afford such a hefty bill for lunch.

      Le Chat Noir
      4907 Wisconsin AV NW, Washington, DC 20016

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      WestIndianArchie Mar 17, 2010 06:58 PM

      How's the Dancing Crab for supper?

      Dancing Crab Restaurant
      4615 41st St NW, Washington, DC 20016

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        hibye Mar 17, 2010 07:15 PM

        Dancing Crab is a better bar than restaurant. The crabs are not always that fresh. Best food in Tenleytown is Masala Art and Cafe of India for Indian, Le Chat Noir for French and Yosaku for Japanese.

        Le Chat Noir
        4907 Wisconsin AV NW, Washington, DC 20016

        Dancing Crab Restaurant
        4615 41st St NW, Washington, DC 20016

        Masala Art
        4441 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, MD 20016

        1. re: hibye
          MTP Mar 19, 2010 07:03 AM

          murasaki is far superior to yosaka.

          also, a pete's a pizza location will be opening soon

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        Doh Mar 16, 2010 07:14 PM

        Krupins or Mortys or whatever it is called now (a little north of the metro on the west side of Wisconsin) is a half decent Jewish deli.

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          hamster Mar 16, 2010 06:19 PM

          For fast and alright, Whole Foods and Marvelous Market both do the trick. I like Crisp and Juicy too, though it's not the best Peruvian chicken you're going to find in this area.

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          1. re: hamster
            beauxgoris Mar 16, 2010 06:53 PM

            Skip crisp and juicy. It's neither and they nickel and dime you for every little thing. Much better pollo at other locations.

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            SC77 Mar 16, 2010 04:36 PM

            Masala Art (very close to the metro) and Cafe of India (a few blocks up on Wisconsin) are both excellent in my opinion. I think they both have some kind of lunch special, although I have only been to dinner at those restaurants.

            I happen to like Crisp and Juicy for a quick and cheap lunch -- really enjoy their yuca fries.

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              DCDeb Mar 16, 2010 03:08 PM

              Pretty limited in that area. Right by the Metro, Nisha Thai and Masala Art both have lunch specials. There is also Crisp and Juicy, Guapos, and a little Italian place called Angelico, if you go north from the Metro station--on the East side of Wisconsin.

              If you go south on Wisconsin, right before Fannie Mae, there is a sandwich/deli shop called Franklin Grill. They have good sandwiches and salads. There is seating inside. A few doors over, there is Cafe Ole. They have Mediterranean mezza, salads and sandwiches. Prices are a bit higher than Franklin but they have real flatware and dishes. Lunch entree and drink would be about $15.

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