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May 27, 2010 08:38 AM

Your Last Meal in DC?

Leaving town on Saturday, and i'm contemplating my last meal in DC.

Before my GF left, we went to all of our fave places. (2 Amy's, Ray's HB, Granville Moore's, GSE for milkshakes, et cetera). I marked off a few of my own, Weenie Beenie, Taylor Gourmet, Dolcezza

As i'm mulling over whether to hit an expense account level restaurant (komi, minibar, tosca, obelisk, ...all the usual suspects), I'm wondering where I should go.

Where would you go?

thanks in advance,

Weenie Beenie
2680 S Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA 22206

Taylor Gourmet
Washington, DC, Washington, DC

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  1. Where are you going? And when do you want to eat this last meal? Anytime between now and Saturday?

    PS - have you had the bbq sandwich at Breadline, Friday lunch only? Order it on a ciabatta.
    Ge tthe flavored water to drink.

    1. For me personally I probably wouldn't do just one big blow out meal but instead a progressive dinner. Even though I loved my meal at Komi and Citronelle I probably would miss most some of my regular spots.

      So for me I would start out with drinks at PS7 (and maybe a tuna slider), then head over to appetizers at Central (faux gras and duck rillettes for sure), a pasta dish at Bibianna, and then entrees at Corduroy. If I even had room for dessert, I might simply want a cupcake from Baked and Wired.

      PS7 Restaurant
      777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

      3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

      1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

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      1. re: Elyssa

        I loved our meat at Blue Duck Tavern at the Hyatt, the whole fish there was really excellent, the ambiance is swanky and trendy, great service here, also. If you really want a splurge, consider Plume @ the Jefferson Hotel. It's the total "wow" factor all around. :)

        Blue Duck Tavern
        1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

      2. Can you do some small(er) dinners?

        I am not sure what your preference would be but when I leave town I head home craving:
        Italian Store Sub
        Grilled calamari with black risotto at Sonoma.
        Lebanese Butcher for lamb
        Thai food from one of the places by Columbia Pike

        Do you have any places like that you haven't been to? Places that could be regular spots that you will miss the most?

        If you want to go all out I would understand that too if you haven't been to some of those. Maybe hit Citronelle Lounge for an a la carte tasting and then another night go big or go home... try to get into Komi or Minibar or Obelisk or Vidalia 24 it is getting really good reviews.

        Lebanese Butcher & Restaurant
        109 E Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22046

        Rasika Restaurant
        633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

        3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

        1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

        Italian Store
        3123 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22201

        1990 M St NW # 2, Washington, DC

        Sonoma Restaurant
        223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

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        1. re: ktmoomau

          Places I miss when I leave town for extended periods:

          Joe's Noodle House-for the crispy squid and chopped leeks
          Mario's-for the steak and cheese sub

          That's really about it for things that are inimitable outside of DC.

          1. re: ktmoomau

            Make a new memory on the way out - Vidalia 24 is amongst the best experience-meals in the US. That noted, you really can't go wrong with Citronelle, Komi, or Eve either.

            3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

            1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

            1990 M St NW # 2, Washington, DC

          2. One of my favorite places is Brasserie Beck. This is especially due to my addiction to Belgian Beer. The food is also outstanding, but the beer exploration is amazing. It will be the place I miss when I leave.

            Brasserie Beck
            1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

            1. mine was at Ris, which while really good, my choice would have been Sushi Taro, since we don't find much of that out there in Petticoat Junction, but then I wasn't picking up the tab.

              I prefer not refer to it as "last" but rather "latest"

              Sushi Taro
              1503 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036