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Gift for my parents- a great meal! Any recs?

I cannot think of any other present my parents would like to get as an xmas present more than a great meal.

They like a lot of different foods- they go for casual Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese very often, but also enjoy special occasion restaurants. They went to 2941 for instance and enjoyed it. I would like to give them a memorable meal. I am leaning towards Citronelle, but if there were something upscale in Northern VA I would prefer that...(I know it wouldnt be as upscale as Citronelle, but somehow similar to 2941-).

Does anyone have any suggestions? Italian, Spanish, American, it's all on the table....

Thanks!

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Citronelle
3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

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  1. SInce you mentioned Citronelle.....

    Michel Richard has a brand new restaurant in Tysons Corner, Virginia called Michel at the Ritz Carlton. In between the informality of Central and the formality of Citronelle. Traffic near there can be a nightmare with all the construction, but it may be just the ticket.

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    Citronelle
    3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

    4 Replies
    1. re: Steve

      Thanks for the tip! Have you been? If so, did you love the food?

      1. re: eviemichael

        It is very, very new. Maybe two weeks old. No, I haven't been. I believe they will start serving lunch next week. Right now they do breakfast and dinner. The menu will be pretty familiar to fans of Michel Richard (it's online), so I imagine the quality will be very high, especially in the beginning.

        A la carte dining, so you are not locked into a set meal like Citronelle.

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        Citronelle
        3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

        1. re: Steve

          Thanks again! I might wait a few weeks to hear some reviews first. Appreciate the tip.

        2. re: eviemichael

          Haven't been but saw the menu and it looks delicious!

      2. Since they seem adventurous, I would do Rasika, or maybe The Source, as they have interesting flavors in an upscale restaurant.

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        Rasika Restaurant
        633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

        1. Trummer's On Main in Clifton is another NoVa restaurant to consider.

          1. Thanks you guys, I am looking into them now.

            1. Oh! Also- my parents love gourmet breakfast and brunch...I see Trummer's On Main has a great breakfast...anywhere else?