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ISO Family friendly restaurant in/near Foggy Bottom

Cocinero Cubano Oct 13, 2011 04:53 PM

All-

A friend has asked for suggestions of family friendly restaurants in or near Foggy Bottom. She has friends visiting with their three year old and six year old in tow. I don't know how well-behaved they are, but let's assume they're angelic model children.

The only place coming to mind is TGI Fridays; eh, not the best suggestion I know.

Thanks for your input.

Cocinero Cubano

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    Steve Oct 13, 2011 07:28 PM

    Lindy's Red Lion has a long list of burgers with special toppings. I really like the Carnegie Deli topped with corned beef and sauerkraut, the Pearl Harbor with pineapple, ham and teriyaki sauce, and the Robert, with A-1 and sauteed mushroooms. With all the new burger places around, most people forget about this gem, but it deserves to be part of the discussion.

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    Lindy's Red Lion
    2040 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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      Elyssa Oct 14, 2011 06:56 AM

      I would go to Founding Farmers. I see families there all the time (they might even have a children's menu). Certainly family-friendly meals, that will also satisfy the parents. I like the deviled eggs there in particular.

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

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        hamster Oct 14, 2011 09:34 AM

        Brand new place, Burger Tap & Shake, looks very casual, but I haven' t had a chance to try it yet.

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          dracisk Oct 14, 2011 02:23 PM

          Burger Tap and Shake is very casual -- order at the counter and bring the food to your table. I ate there last week and enjoyed it. It was pretty crowded on a Thursday night -- we had to stalk someone's table. They have spiked milkshakes for the adults in the group. It's gourmet burgers so not cheap.

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            anchor Oct 18, 2011 07:48 AM

            I have taken my three-year old and 14 month old to both Founding Farmers and Tonic. Of course, we go early, and eat quick, like any experienced parent of little people! Otherwise there are plenty of quick places to eat in Foggy Bottom (ex: Au Bon Pain).

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

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              katecm Oct 19, 2011 09:55 AM

              Tonic's a great idea.

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