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Nov 2, 2010 09:53 PM

Lunch Nov 3rd DC

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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  1. 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

      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

    2. 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).

      1. 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

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

        2. Birch and Barley if they serve lunch

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