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Jun 29, 2011 03:33 PM

NYC Foodie spending July 4th Weekend in DC

I am coming down in time for lunch on Saturday. Staying at the Park Hyatt in Dupont Circle.

Saturday Dinner is early-ish at Founding Farmers before a night walking tour of the monuments

Sunday dinner is at Urbana with some local friends

Sightseeing includes the Smithsonian, The National Gallery, The Holocaust Museum, the Newseum, Maybe the Capital.

Keen to get recs near those locations for breakfast and lunch. We like good Asian, pizza, burgers.. usual chow stuff


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

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  1. the only sites on your list that have good food near them are the newseum and the Capitol. The Smithsonian is a group of museums, so I'd say that the portrait gallery has great food nearby but it's not on the mall.

    Near the Newseum is everything - Rasika, Central, 701, Teaism, Oyamel, whatever you want!

    Near the Capitol, depending on what side you are on....the House side, in my opinion, has more weekend food options - Good Stuff Eatery, Le Bon Cafe, or a little further up Pennsylvania Ave is Ted's Bulletin - I love it there.

    For 4th of July weekend, honestly, stay away from the Smithsonians on the Mall - you won't be able to see anything because they are so crowded and it's supposed to be insanely hot/humid this weekend. I'd stick to the Newseum, which can easily take 3 hours....and add the portrait gallery.

    I'd also consider adding Sunday brunch at CoCo Sala, then hit the portrait gallery. Their brunch ROCKS and is very unique.

    Also - since you're staying in Dupont, if it's your thing, the Dupont Farmers Market on Sundays - FIRST THING it opens (8am) is great. you can pick up some peaches or whatnot for wonderful snacks during the day.

    Le Bon Cafe
    210 2nd St SE, Washington, DC 20003

    Rasika Restaurant
    633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

    2009 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009

    Good Stuff Eatery
    303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

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

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    1. re: Jeserf

      The Park Hyatt isn't really Dupont Circle, although it's not terribly far away from it.