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Dropping off daughter at college need some recs for dinner in DC or Silver spring or Bethesda

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mboxermd Aug 20, 2010 08:15 AM

Looking for good food, fun ambiance and not too expensive - all cuisines except considered but would prefer mediterranean.

  1. woodleyparkhound Aug 20, 2010 08:22 AM

    Zaytinia is good for Mediterranean. All cuisines except what considered?

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      mboxermd Aug 20, 2010 10:59 AM

      Oh sorry except Ethiopian! We had it the last time in DC and really disliked the food! We have been to Zaytinia and would go back but they are booked - anything other restaurants like Zaytinia in DC?????

      1. re: mboxermd
        woodleyparkhound Aug 20, 2010 11:24 AM

        You might try the Cafe Divan (Turkish) on Wisconsin. Charming location, good food, very reasonable prices.

        Just curious, where did you eat Ethiopian?

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        Cafe Divan
        1834 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

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          mboxermd Aug 20, 2010 01:14 PM

          It was in Georgetown I think I blocked out the name it was so bad but thanks for the other recs.

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            MikeR Aug 20, 2010 02:31 PM

            Probably Zed. That's the one all the cab drivers recommend to the tourists. It gets almost no good words here.

            There's another discussion here about Ethiopian food that took a bend along the path that if someone was eating Ethiopian for the first time and didn't go to the best restaurant, he might be turned off forever. Was that you? ;)

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      axelhoward Aug 20, 2010 11:39 AM

      Lebanese Taverna is good and so is Neyla in Georgetown

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        startsev Aug 20, 2010 01:58 PM

        Agora in DC is similar to Zaytinya. excellent small plates. cool atmosphere.

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        Zaytinya
        701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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          howardl Aug 23, 2010 10:56 AM

          Jaleo in Bethesda has never failed to please. Ray's the Classics in Silver spring gets good writeups, but I think you need a reservation well in advance. (And right in college park -- if that's where you are headed -- there's a burger king and 12 sandwich shops.)

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          Ray's the Classics
          8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

          1. GraydonCarter Aug 23, 2010 11:16 AM

            Ten minutes down Wisconsin from Bethesda is Morty's deli.

            How does it compare with Krupin's?

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              DanielK Aug 23, 2010 05:09 PM

              They are one and the same, and haven't been good in many many years.

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              dining with doc Aug 23, 2010 12:11 PM

              how about Jimmy John's in college park?
              seriously, go to Two Amy's off Wisconsin on Macomb near the national cathedral or Comet Ping Pong Pizza on Conneticut ave near the zoo for great wood burning stove adult pizza
              go to Jaleo in Bethesda for tapas
              go to Grapeseed in Bethesda for small plates and good wine
              go to Mia's Pizza in bethesda for wood burning stove adult pizza
              go to Matchbox (where you tried at graduation last year) in chinatown
              Go to Nava Thai in wheaton
              go to Victoria Gastropub in columbia

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              Two Amys
              3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

              Nava Thai Restaurant
              11315 Fern St, Silver Spring, MD 20902

              Grapeseed
              4865 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

              Comet Ping Pong
              5037 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

              Jimmy Johns
              330 John Carlyle St Ste 140, Alexandria, VA 22314

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                mboxermd Aug 23, 2010 04:23 PM

                Dining with doc you are the best as always!!!

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