Outdoor lunch spot near DuPont Circle area and others?
We will be in DC for the weekend and while I am extremely familiar with the city and the tons of amazing restaurants I am hoping to try something new. That being said I was hoping you could recommend some hidden gem lunch spots for Friday and Saturday. Since it will be so nice out, I would love outdoor dining. We are very flexible with cuisine but are hoping for gourmet sandwiches, burgers, etc but would like something nicer than an in and out type diner. We are staying between DuPont Circle and Georgetown but will be spending both days walking around the city so are open to other areas. Please let me know- thanks!
Around Dupont Circle I would check out Tabard Inn, Hank's Oyster Bar or Darlington House. Friday only check out CF Folks.
1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Hank's Oyster Bar
1026 King St Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314
1610 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
It will be crowded, but one of the nicest places to set outside is on the north side of Penn Ave at 15th. You have Cafe du Parc which is excellent, and Occidental which is fine. The nice thing is that you have real tables, linen, silver, crystal, waiters, wine list etc. Not to mention a nice view. You might have to order carefully to keep the check down, but it might be worth it.
You can sit outside at Good Stuff Eatery, between Capitol South and Eastern Market Metros. They have wonderful burgers and the best shakes in the city. It might be more casual than what you are looking for, though. Also, on Sat. afternoon in nice weather it can be a zoo as it's very popular (and for good reason). I'd say make it an early lunch if you want to go here - or go on Friday - or make it an early lunch on Friday!
Good Stuff Eatery
303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC