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Chef Geoff's - mmm or meh?

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Is Chef Geoff's worth a visit? I am in town for 3 nights with a party of 6, including a 1 yr old and 5 yr old as well as my in-laws! Kids are easy in restaurants and used to the drill (we live in NYC). That said, 5 yr old is not adventurous eater so we have to stick to American cuisine more or less. Is Chef Geoff Downtown a fun spot or is it lame? Alternatives besides pizza, etc.? Looking for some good character...Ted's Bulletin? Firefly? THX,,

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

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  1. Meh. Ok to get a drink after work but other than that you generally can do better if you care about food. Then again it is probably good enough if you are just looking for a quick bite with 1 and 5 year olds.

    1. Meh. I prefer Ted's Bulletin. I haven't been to Firefly yet.

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      Ted's Bulletin
      505 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

      1. Firefly is very good, I would definitely pick it over Chef Geoff's which is meh. Central is another American Cuisine success, and I know Jose Andres has or is opening American Eats Tavern in the old Cafe Atlantico space, I assume it is open as he is giving a big talk about it Friday. But Firefly is also known for being very good to the kiddos.

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        Cafe Atlantico
        405 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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

        1. Meh! Firefly is a good option---they have a nice children's menu. Another place to consider is Dino for Italian--the picky eater can get meatballs, polenta etc.

          1. Founding Farmers, though opinions are mixed on the board. I had a nice brunch there.

            Good Stuff Eatery for gourmet fast-food burgers, on Capitol Hill. Very casual, of course.
            Or, you could go out to Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, if you're willing to travel a bit. Always a hit.

            Hill Country for barbeque? Quite pricey, but good and casual.
            Or you could try the newly opened Luke's Lobster place or whatever...though I believe both of these are actually New York places, so perhaps not that special for you.

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            Ray's Hell Burger
            1713 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

            Founding Farmers
            1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006

            Good Stuff Eatery
            303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC