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Apr 11, 2010 07:49 PM

3 Days in DC-- Recs for High/Low Restaurants

My husband and I will be in DC for three days in May and as usual, food is the first thing on our mind. We are hoping that fellow Chowhounds can steer us in the right direction re: restaurants.

We're thinking one nice dinner and the rest of the meals being low to mid-priced. For the nice dinner, we're thinking great food + young/trendy/urban atmosphere. We love all kinds of food and prefer nothing too stuffy. Any ideas for a fun couple in their late twenties who love to eat and drink?

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  1. Are you looking in a particular neighborhood? Will you have access to a car? For hip/trendy/urban downtown, you may want to consider Kushi for izakaya.

    For lower end, next door to Kushi is Taylor Gourmet. The Pattison Avenue sandwich (roast pork, broccoli rabe, sharp provo on Sarcones rolls) is excellent. If the weather's nice, you may want to head over to H Street NE for a fried fish sandwich at Horace & Dickies, a steak & cheese at Philadelphia Water Ice Factory, the half-pound crabcake at Sullivans Seafood, or some diner fare at Capital City Diner. None of those meals will set you back more than $10 but apart from the diner, they're carryout only. A visit to the Arboretum puts you near Deli City for one of the finest reuben sandwiches you're likely to find.

    Deli City Restaurant
    2200 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018

    Taylor Gourmet
    1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

    Philadelphia Water Ice Factory
    2620 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001