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Dec 6, 2010 12:59 PM

Capitol Hill for 3 days, Good not too fancy Restaurant Recs?

We love flavorful authentic food from anywhere, not too Gringoized.

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  1. Capitol Hill covers a lot of ground today, thanks to the need for realtors to sell property called "Capitol Hill" to people who can't afford to live there. Where will you be, and do you want to eat nearby? Metro can take you anywhere.

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    1. re: MikeR

      Including only a few stops (about 20 minute ride) on the Orange line from Capitol South to Clarendon - which is a few stops into Virginia and opens up a lot of great chow options.

    2. Authentic, down home food not to be found within walking distance. And once you cab or metro, a whole world opens up. The homemade sodas (I've tried the sour cherry and the vietnamese coffee) at We the Pizza and the toasted marshmallow milkshake at Good Stuff Eatery are the stuff that dreams are made on. But those are on the eat side of the capitol, so pretty far from the hotels on the west side.

      Good Stuff Eatery
      303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

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      1. re: Steve

        Lemme tell you, my finely tuned chow radar led me right here and the potato panchetta pizza
        was spectcular. Great place, wish i had it in Philly. Loved the vibe too.

        1. re: missclaudy

          Go back for the sodas or next door for the milkshake. You may never return to Philly.

          Good to know you liked the pizza. I haven't tried it yet.

      2. Souk has great Moroccan/Middle Eastern food in a small plates format. It's on H Street NE.

        The moules frites at Granville Moore's are also pretty delicious, though the wait on the weekends can be killer. Great Belgian beer selection if you're interested in that. Also on H Street NE.

        Taylor Gourmet for delicious Philly-style Italian sandwiches. The roast pork with broccoli rabe and provolone is super yummy. Also on H Street NE.

        I have heard very good things about Cava, Greek small plates on Barracks Row.

        Good Stuff Eatery is a good rec as well.

        Taylor Gourmet
        1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

        Good Stuff Eatery
        303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

        1. I really like Cava on Barracks Row for Greek tapas. They have large tapas portions so it is a normally a good deal. I also like Sonoma although it is more pricey than Cava, but they have a nice wine list and a huge charcuterie board and I like the pastas.

          Tuncliff's is great for brunch/breakfast for normal fare like eggs and etc. Market Lunch is also good if you don't mind standing at the counter to eat. They have good crabcakes.

          There is a good little Mexican Cafe right beside the Eastern Market that I always liked. Only one or two tables though.

          Monmartre is good for basic french bistro food, not mind blowing mind you, but not bad at all.

          I like Matchbox for pizza and miniburgers, they also have salads and other normal entrees though.

          Sonoma Restaurant
          223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

          Market Lunch
          225 7th St SE Ste 12, Washington, DC 20003

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          1. re: ktmoomau

            I have to +1 on the Market Lunch here - Just got back from taking a friend there for her "1 meal" before she left a DC visit Had the crabcake sandwiches and fried green tomatoes - I always love them, and she said it was a "perfect" meal....

            Market Lunch
            225 7th St SE Ste 12, Washington, DC 20003