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Lunch Nov 3rd DC

GoodforthePalate Nov 2, 2010 09:53 PM

I am driving into the city tomorrow. I want a place for lunch. Just me. I am open to anything. Dont want to spend too much. A place with a decent beer would be fun. Maybe $30max. less is better.
Will be near constitution square. Have a car. something relaxing, good atmosphere. I would like to sit down. Quick bites are cool too. Friendly waitstaff. Thanks!

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    spinachandchocolate Nov 3, 2010 04:59 PM

    Birch and Barley if they serve lunch

    Birch and Barley
    1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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      Elyssa Nov 3, 2010 06:08 AM

      I would go to Againn. They have a good beer list and a great lunch menu. Their Rueben is very good as is their crab cake sandwich.

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      1. re: Elyssa
        Raids Nov 3, 2010 08:36 AM

        I second that, also, but if it's really about the beer I'd go to Beck.

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        Raids Nov 3, 2010 04:57 AM

        I read this and thought of Brasserie Beck, also. Sit at the bar (not that I've got anything against a true Belgian bra, either, Steve).

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          Steve Nov 2, 2010 10:08 PM

          Go to Brasserie Beck. A true Belgian bra with many fine beers to choose from. Go for the shallot and onion soup ($11) and a half-portion of their Belgian-style carbonara ($11).

          I don't know where 'constitution square' is.......

          Great cheap eats include Oohhs and Aahhs for soul food (a dive), the roast pork sandwich at Taylor Gourmet, and a quarter dark spicy chicken at Nando's Peri-Peri. All GREAT eating.

          Brasserie Beck
          1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

          Nando's Peri-Peri
          819 7th St NW, Washington, DC

          Taylor Gourmet
          1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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          1. re: Steve
            Dennis S Nov 3, 2010 03:34 AM

            Looks like his location is North of Union Station.

            Not really for food, but ambiance, cheap eats and a classic DC joint you could hit the Tune Inn on the other side of the Capitol.

            All of Steve's recs are seconded here.

            The only other I might through in for your specific request is Johny's Half Shell. Get the wood fired wings and a drink. Caveat: It has been awhile since I've been.

            Tune Inn
            331 Penn SE, Washington, DC

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