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Oct 28, 2010 06:50 PM

Restaurants near Fairmont Hotel

We're coming in for the rally and staying at the Fairmont Hotel at 24th and M this weekend and would like to have dinner Friday and Saturday evenings. As a general principal, we don't eat in hotel dining rooms unless there is a good reason. Probably close to the hotel as we're 68, and so it doesn't have to be trendy. Walking 6 blocks or so shouldn't be a problem. I'd love some suggestions.

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  1. No recs but kudos to you! We'll be at your shoulder in spirit.

    1. search this board using the keywords of Foggy Bottom, West End, GWU among others and you'll get a lot of hits, there were a lot of parents dropping their kids off at the GW dorms looking for advice at the end of summer, that's right by where you'll be.

      1. Look into RIS, its a couple of blocks from your hotel at 22nd & L. They have various seating areas so you can be in the center of it or off in a quieter area. Search the board for recs.

        2275 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

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        1. re: MrsWheatie

          Agree with RIS.

          Also West End and Blue Duck are both near your hotel.

          If you like indian, Taj of India is 4 blocks away in Georgetown.

          On P street, there is Pizza Paradiso.

          I would check opentable though to see what's available. You can search by neighborhood (put in Foggy Bottom, Georgetown and Dupont).

        2. Walk 3 blocks into Georgetown and try La Chaumiere. Cozy, old-school French dining with moderate prices. Excellent food.

          La Chaumiere
          2813 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007