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mch Dec 8, 2010 08:08 AM

I have a meeting today near the Friendship Heights Metro stop. My boyfriend and I want to grab a casual dinner before we head home to Arlington. Looking to spend no more then ~$50. We are open to cuisine but sushi and mex are on the top of our list. Thanks CH!!

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    Jeserf Dec 8, 2010 09:12 AM

    Lia's. I love it - sit at the bar, take advantage of the happy hour deal(s). It's great.
    Also, Mei Wah is really good. I used to live around the corner and truly miss that location of it. The service is excellent and I've never had a bad meal there (for American Chinese, I know).

    So my first choice would be Lia's. My second choice Mei Wah. That outlet of Mei Wah also does have sushi (but I don't eat fish, so I couldn't say how good it is...but there's always people ordering it whenever we're there)

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      spinachandchocolate Dec 8, 2010 03:42 PM

      Yes, Mei Wah. If you want to do really casual Whole Foods has sushi and an eat-in area. :)

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        Jeserf Dec 8, 2010 04:59 PM

        I really miss that Mei Wah - the one on NH ave is no where near as good. Even take out at the FH location is exceptional - when I was working two jobs, I used to get it every saturday night on my way home from my second job and they knew exactly what I wanted and that I was tired from a day of hard work. The hot and sour soup was so comforting....sigh....(but at least I don't have to work two jobs anymore!).

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          katecm Dec 9, 2010 06:10 AM

          Their steamed veggie dumplings are the best.

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      SandyCat Dec 8, 2010 08:46 AM

      Second on Sushi-ko, there are plenty of inexpensive other small plates to order with your sushi. Plus it's chilly! Get some miso soup! *shivers and daydreams of miso*

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        katecm Dec 8, 2010 08:44 AM

        Friendship Heights has a Sushi-Ko, though that might be hard to keep under $50. They used to have a happy hour. If they still do, that should help keep you below $50. I also love Lia's, Chef Geoff's Italian spot. Also peek into the bar to see if they have happy hour (used to be $5 burgers on Wednesdays, and they are really good burgers). Last, Indique Heights has some pretty great Indian. It's actually ABOVE the Metro. Take the escalators up.

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        Chef Geoff's
        3201 New Mexico Avenue, Washington, DC 20016

        Sushi-Ko
        2309 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007

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