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Dress Code at Rasika and Tosca. Also what to order?

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My friends and I will be going to Rasika and Tosca next weekend and we were wondering about the dress code. I have seen Dressy and Business Casual, but I'm not sure what is appropriate. Would we be able to get by with shorts? Or are slacks and a polo OK? Or more formal? Any advice you have on favorite dishes is also welcome. Thank you for your assistance.

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  1. I can only speak for Rasika. Slacks and a polo are absolutely fine. I had the crispy spinach (forget the Indian name- very popular-must order dish), lamb chops and chocolate samosa (VERY chocolately=) for dessert. All were very good. Enjoy...

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

    1. You would really be out of place wearing shorts in either of these restaurants at dinner. At Rasika, slacks and a polo would be ok. At Tosca, you'd probably want to put a jacket over that polo.

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

      1. I have been to both and have worn a dress shirt and slacks, no tie and no jacket. The dining room is a mix of dressy and casual. If you look at your companion and your food and ignore the other diners, you won't feel out of place.

        1. Most at Tosca wear suit and tie, but not required. I would not wear shorts or jeans, but felt OK in casual slacks and nice shirt.

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