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Oct 10, 2010 01:39 PM

What are your Top 3 monthly "go to" places in the D.C. Metro area?

O.K., so you're a foodie, and your friends are foodies. It's Thursday night and you decide that you and Carol want to go out for a good dinner and a nice bottle of wine. So you call up your friends, Ted and Alice and say, "Hey, we're going to _______ for dinner tonight, wanna join us? What is _______?

In other words, I am looking for a list of your Top 3 "go to" places -- the places you go at least once a month and possibly even once a week. The places where you are friends with the kitchen, the service staff, and the management. Not a foo-foo 12-course d├ęgustation, or a place that requires you to bust open your piggy bank. Just good food, good wine -- no brainer.

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  1. dino. always love it. reasonably priced. good food and good wine.

    also, a table at the bar at rays the classics. amazing deal there and super friendly staff.

    1. In central MoCo, my regular 3 are:
      1. Ray's the Classics
      2. Spice Xing
      3. A&J

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

      Spice Xing
      100-B Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

      1. Fresh Grill, Nava Thai, Mandalay.

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

        1. I'm pretty casual when I am not at "foo-foo" places.

          1. New Kam Fong
          2. 2 Amys
          3. Urban BBQ

          You are also very likely to find me and BF at a cooking class at CulinAerie.

          Urban BBQ
          10163 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903

          1131 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

          New Kam Fong
          2400 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902

          1. There are not many places that I go on a weekly basis. But the Top 3 places I tend to dine at a lot are:

            1. Sichuan Pavillion (the 18th and K Street location)
            2. PS7 (almost always at the bar)
            3. Central (also usually at the bar)

            Also since I live in Dupont Circle and dine a lot on my own, I tend to eat at Kramerbooks and Afterwards a lot. It's a good place to get a decent meal and a beer anytime of day, and they don't mind if you sit there for awhile with your book.

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