Lunch near spy museum?
Hi all -
Any recommendations for lunch this Friday near the spy museum (9th St NW and F St NW)? Not particular re: price point, just something delicious (could be fancier sit down or whole in the wall take out). Only things we don't want are Indian (doing Rasika that night) or Ethiopian.
633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
If you want to go somewhere *really* convenient, or you're just as freezing as I am, try Zola next door. Plus, it's a 1,000 point opentable reservation. Last time I ate there was before they changed the menu (and chef?), so I'm not certain how it is now, but the buzz seems good. Before the switch, I had a fish entree that was kind of...meh. So maybe avoid any white, flaky fish options. Everyone else's entrees were great.
re: Marty L.
Hmmm...I'd say Proof is better than Jaleo and Zaytinya, then Poste, then Zola. But it's close in the middle. You could probably take any two random dishes from Zola and Proof, and the one from Proof will be better, but I had the capretto at Poste and it was as good as if not better than anything I've had at Jaleo. However, I do go to Jaleo more often and generally like it better there, and Zola would still be a solid pick.
Chop House. A plus to the great food is the home brew micro beer. I love the old style bar and good groups of local office staff that are dropping in after a 9-5.
I usually recommend Matchbox, but I recently had pretty lousy service there. Still good for pizza, burgers and drinks, and worth checking out. Maybe I was just there on a bad night.