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One night in DC - Dupont Circle area

towkay Nov 10, 2010 05:47 PM

Need help for a great night out dining around the Dupont Circle area, or do I have to venture further?
Thank you.

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    weezycom Nov 10, 2010 06:08 PM


    Casual with excellent American seafood, Hank's Oyster Bar.

    Hank's Oyster Bar
    1026 King St Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314

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    1. re: weezycom
      ttoommyy Nov 11, 2010 11:55 AM

      I second Obelisk. This NYC CHer found it it be my fave meal when visiting DC earlier this year.

      1. re: weezycom
        Jay F Nov 12, 2010 08:04 AM

        Obelisk and Hank's are the two I would want to eat at, too. When I lived in DC, Obelisk was my favorite restaurant. But my friends tell me I'd like Hank's, so since I've never been there, that would be my choice. If it's on a weekend, you could have lunch at Hank's and dinner at Obelisk. That would be perfection.

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        Elyssa Nov 11, 2010 07:38 AM

        There are lots of good eats in the Dupont area. I like Hank's Oyster Bar, Bistro du Coin, and Tabard Inn. If you are willing to walk a little you can get to Cashion's Eat Place in Adams Morgan, Creme on U Street, and Cork or Masa 14 on 14th Street. All very good.

        If you are able to snag a reservation and want an amazing blow-out meal try Komi.

        1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

        Tabard Inn
        1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

        Cashion's Eat Place
        1819 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

        Hank's Oyster Bar
        1026 King St Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314

        U Street Cafe
        1301 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

        Masa 14
        1825 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

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        1. re: Elyssa
          monpetitescargot Nov 11, 2010 06:31 PM

          is bistrot du coin really any good? really?

          1. re: monpetitescargot
            Steve Nov 12, 2010 07:39 AM

            I will chime in for Bistro du Coin: It has all the makings for true bistro food: a bit sloppy and delicious. I had an exellent tartfilette (try finding that anywhere else) and a really good mackerel salad, overly dreseed, but tangy and refreshing. It is just about the only French restaurant in the DC area with an interesting menu that is truly French, not just a faux-American representation of comic book French food.

            However, I am not about to argue with someone named 'monpetitescargot' if you are disappointed with the food there.....

            1. re: monpetitescargot
              Elyssa Nov 12, 2010 08:42 AM

              I personally like it. I prefer Bistro D'Oc near Metro Center...but I think Bistro du Coin is a fun, neighborhood bistro. It also is one of the few places in the city that really makes you feel like you are in Paris.

              Bistro D'Oc
              518 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

              1. re: monpetitescargot
                nedh Nov 12, 2010 08:48 AM

                It's average. I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

              2. re: Elyssa
                2000man Nov 12, 2010 06:43 AM

                Hank's is great. It might be better, when you can sit outside.

              3. woodleyparkhound Nov 11, 2010 07:41 AM

                "...great night out dining..." in Dupont Circle screams 1) Komi or 2) Obelisk to me. These places can be difficult to book, so look into that now if you are interested in either of them. If you can't get a reservation at either (or balk at the prices), the other places mentioned above are good alternatives.

                1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

                1. ktmoomau Nov 11, 2010 11:52 AM

                  If you don't want to spend as much as Komi or Obelisk, I would put Eola on your list.

                  1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

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