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Restaurants near Dupont Circle Hotel

I have a conference at the Dupont Circle Hotel and would like some recommendations for great restaurants in the area within walking distance. Prefer something that is not too pricy as I am on a limited budget.

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  1. Shake Shack for great burgers, fries, and shakes.

    1. bistro du coin: french bistro reasonably priced
      pizza paradiso: wood burning stove artisan pizza

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      1. re: dining with doc

        I second those two excellent choices. Both are 2-3 blocks and a pleasant walk. Don't miss late night books and desserts at Kramerbooks/Afterwords right across the street from the hotel.

      2. Any ethnic type restaurants (Indian, Thai) that you can recommend as well.

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        1. re: usubbiah

          Julie's Empanadas is good for quick carry out.

          1. re: shorty40cdm

            Panas Empanadas are more delicious, have a better crust, and the mini-servings allow you to get more variety. Overall a big winner near 21st and P. Six mini-empanadas will set you back the princely sum of $11.50 with plaintain chips and soda, plus you get to sit down. Highly recommended.

          2. re: usubbiah

            Kabob House on P Street, yummy Afghani kabobs.

            Make sure to try Dolcezza (Connecticut Ave location) for exceptionally good Argentine gelato.

            1. re: usubbiah

              Agora (see my recommendation below) and lately I've really been in to Dalchinni for Indian (delicious butter chicken).

              1. re: Elyssa

                yay I'm SO glad that you go to Dalchinni! We love it there - it's such a weird atmophere but the food is, I think, the best Indian in the area.

                1. re: Jeserf

                  I've actually never eaten in the restaurant. I've only gotten take out. But the take out is so good I imagine dining in would be great as well. I go here instead of Heritage now...mostly because it is slightly cheaper.

                  1. re: Elyssa

                    oh eating there is very...interesting.

                    Try the malai kofta - it's very good.

              2. re: usubbiah

                Rasika is an outstanding restaurant which is 2.5 blocks from the gallery Place exit on the Red line which is 3 to 4 stops away or abot 8 minutes from dupont circle. Excellent Indian...btw,the Washington metro is clean, safe and reasonably priced.

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

              3. I always liked Heritage India for solid Indian. They have great happy hour deals at the large bar there, too.

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                Heritage India
                2400 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste A, Washington, DC 20007

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                1. re: katecm

                  Dalcinni up CT Ave has significantly better food than Heritage - I gave up on them once I noticed that they used all frozen veggies.
                  The Malai kofta at Dalcinni is excellent. It's sort of an odd place, but very solid authentic Indian food - and not super heavy - for in the city.

                  1. re: Jeserf

                    Is it new? I've never heard of it!

                    1. re: katecm

                      It's newish. I think it actually is a restaurant with a name change (although I have noticed a MARKED improvement on the Indian food vs. the place that was there before). It's very good---and they deliver.

                2. Regent Thai and Rice for Thai food. If you want good food cheap you could go to Oohs and Aahs for soul food.