Recommendations for Restaurant in Georgetown?
I am planning a girls getaway weekend in Georgetown this weekend. Any recommendations for dinner on Saturday night?
Do you have a budget you need to stay within? You might want to check out RIS - if you go, you must get their Dark and Stormy cocktail. They make the best one in town. RIS is located near Washington Circle. You can walk from Georgetown, take a cab, or take the red Circulator bus ($1) on M St. headed in the direction of Union Station - they come along every 10 minutes.
For excellent seafood, try Blacksalt. This requires a cab or the D6 bus.
Another suggestion is Il Canale. I've been there twice for pizza (but they have many other things on the menu). The second time the pizza was much better than the first. I also liked their fresh mozzerella appetizer.
More budget-friendly and up Wisconsin Ave. is the Cafe Divan (Turkish) and Heritage India (Indian, obviously).
The best restaurants in DC aren't in Georgetown. Are you hell-bent on staying in Georgetown for dinner?
1834 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
2400 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste A, Washington, DC 20007
2275 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Another good place is Filomina's. It is the cutest and most authentic Italian place I've been too in the city. They make their pasta right there and it is to die for. Good desserts too... a little more expensive, but the food is really good and the atmosphere is cool. It's not let's go hang out and kick it with drinks and stuff, but if you are looking for dinner and conversations, it would work...
Filomena's serves thick, gummy pastas. If by authentic you mean rigatoni with grilled chicken breast on top, then I've got news for you: not much chicken on the menu in Italy especially boneless, skinless chicken breast on top of pasta. Same with the scallops and shrimp tossed with ravioli.
Check out the menu at Bibiana instead.
For a girl's night out in Georgetown, I recommend the lounge at Citronelle. No reservations, but none necessary. Desserts are a must there. Across the street, Mendocino Grille and Wine Bar offers California Cuisine. They usually have a mushroom burger on the menu which is terrific. Excellent seafood and charcuterie as well.
3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005
I recently had dinner at Il Canale and loved it. I had pasta (linguine w/ clams) and it was very good. It's in a cool townhouse-style space. I also hear their pizza is excellent. A nice choice for a girl's night out.
Another option would be Hook. It has a lively atmosphere and great seafood and desserts. Try to get a seat near the open kitchen.
Finally if you are looking for tapas, me and my friends like Bodega for Spanish tapas, sangria, and wine. Chic restaurant withl a fun vibe. The chicken croquettas (among other dishes) are quite good.