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Trip to DC in September

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My wife and I are vacationing in DC in september and would like some suggestions for good food. We are spending 3 nights in the DC area, one of them in the Georgetown area. For dinner, from browsing this board already, I think I like the sound of Hank's Oyster bar and the Counter Reservation at Sushi Taro for 2 of our nights. The 3rd night I'm thinking something in Georgetown area, possibly with a water view? Food quality is more important than water view, but both would be nice.

Your thoughts on these choices and any suggestions for lunch, breakfast, or additional dinner choices. Budget is kinda open, we are on vacation and want to enjoy it. We're staying at the Hotel Sofitel in Lafayette Square and will be relying on public transpo. We're coming from dallas so seafood is high on the list as the seafood here is mediocre.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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Hank's Oyster Bar
1026 King St Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314

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

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  1. Citronelle in Georgetown is widely considered to be among the very best restaurants in DC (though I haven't been yet for budgetary reasons). If you do a search on this board for it, you will find hundreds of comments. They are sure to have seafood choices on the menu. Here is a recent review:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7125...

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    Citronelle
    3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

    1. If you want seafood then either go to Blacksalt (which would require a cab from a metro) or Hook which is right in Georgetown (no water view). Blacksalt is my current favorite for seafood in DC as it is just the freshest I have encountered with interesting and simple preparations depending on what you want, and is completely different than Hanks.

      I really like Citronelle too if you are going for high end. Or if you weren't in Georgetown Corduroy would be a good option not as high end as Sushi Taro or Citronelle, but on the next tear down and very good with lots of fish options normally.

      If you wanted seafood for lunch in Georgetown instead of dinner you could go to Tacklebox, very casual, bench seating type of place. Similar to Hank's but not as fancy. My favorite there are the fish tacos or the wood grilled bluefish with grilled asparagus or broccoli.

      There aren't a huge amount of breakfast options in DC. On weekend it is mainly brunch, Tabard Inn is very nice, and not too far. If you want a smaller breakfast you could try Teaism, or Luna Grill and Diner (not to be confused with the other Luna near Dupont).

      What areas will you be at for lunch?

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      Citronelle
      3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

      Teaism
      2009 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009

      Tabard Inn
      1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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