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philly123 Apr 7, 2011 07:25 AM

Looking for good dinner and brunch places. Coming to town for two nights and open to exploring other areas of the city as well. Price is no object and we like all kinds of foods. Casual or fancy....we just want good food with a nice atmosphere. Thanks!

  1. woodleyparkhound Apr 7, 2011 08:00 AM

    I recommend Komi as the best choice for dinner. It's one of the top restaurants in DC and is my number one favorite - I only wish I could afford to eat there more often! You didn't say when you are coming, but if it is within a month from now, your chances of scoring a reservation are slim.

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

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      Raids Apr 7, 2011 08:13 AM

      I had no idea making a reservation at Komi was like Minibar or Volt - my friend had to call 40 times to score a table there! Still, I'm sure it was worth it.

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        woodleyparkhound Apr 7, 2011 08:27 AM

        I don't think it's anywhere near the difficulty level of Minibar. My point was that if the OP is interested in Komi, best to call for a reservation ASAP - especially if planning to dine there on a weekend.

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

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          Raids Apr 7, 2011 08:56 AM

          No, really, apparently they book right away, first thing in the morning, as soon as a day is available, as with Minibar, etc. I think it the OP called, say, an hour after they opened for reservations, it would be too late. Has this not been your experience? I wonder if it's a recent development.

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            woodleyparkhound Apr 7, 2011 09:00 AM

            That hasn't been my experience, but as you say, it may be a recent development.

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          Jeserf Apr 7, 2011 08:42 AM

          I called Volt because we were given a gift card there for our wedding to try to pre-reserve spots for table 21 to celebrate our 1st anniversary and his returning from Afghanistan. Granted, it's a long ways away but hey - just thought I'd try...they are booked for every single night through all of 2011. That's AMAZING. Luckily I'm on the list to try to reserve for 2012 :) But I thought that was amazing!

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        Raids Apr 7, 2011 07:55 AM

        In Dupont, I really like Sushi Taro. If price is no object, and you like eating adventurously, make a reservation for the chef's counter. It's an unforgettable experience - check out the review in the Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/....

        I also like Firefly, Blue Duck Tavern, and Tabard Inn, and all three of these places do a great brunch, also.

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