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Terriwth4 Oct 26, 2011 02:04 PM

(Note: this thread was split from the Boston board at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/813466 -- The Chowhound Team)

Actually heading to your neighborhood...what are your "stylish" suggestions for DC?

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  1. opinionatedchef Oct 26, 2011 08:56 PM

    kincaid's in georgetown is terrific for seafood (incredible signature dish of grilled squid on a bed of polenta w/ fresh tomato compote and pesto); D.C.Coast for shrimp and grits; Zaitinya for terrific mediterranean small plates and stylish space; and Mini Bar for the most amazing meal of your life but need reservations way in advance.

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      Elyssa Oct 28, 2011 04:45 PM

      Kinkaids and DC Coast are good for seafood but I wouldn't call them stylish...in fact they are rather corporate.

      For "stylish" (whatever that means) I would head to Masa 14, Estadio, PS7, or Bibianna.

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      PS7 Restaurant
      777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

      DC Coast Restaurant
      1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

      Masa 14
      1825 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

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        Jeserf Oct 28, 2011 05:49 PM

        don't forget CoCo Sala!

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          Terriwth4 Oct 30, 2011 03:24 PM

          Thank you ....we are looking forward to Coco Sala.....we love this kind of find;)

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            Jeserf Oct 30, 2011 05:07 PM

            Please report back!
            Their hot chocolates are really amazing.

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        theamusedbouche Oct 30, 2011 05:27 PM

        ooh I second Zaytinya. I love the food, the service is good, and every time I've brought out of town guests they rave about it and want to go back.
        One really good dish is the Lamb Kleftico. It's not on the menu but it often on the specials, and sometimes even if its not on the specials, if you ask your waiter nicely they will make it special for you ;)

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        Zaytinya
        701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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          opinionatedchef Oct 31, 2011 11:27 AM

          ah, you lucky dogs you!

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        katecm Oct 28, 2011 10:19 AM

        Price? Type of food? Neighborhood?

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          Terriwth4 Oct 29, 2011 09:53 AM

          I tried to "piggy back" on a post from a DC chowhound requesting "stylish" options in Boston. The monitors moved my post so it seems out of context.
          At any rate, my daughter lives in DC near Georgetown and whenever I visit her we have benefited greatly from the boards here. I thought I would steal the question and ask for "stylish" options in DC?
          We are not too concerned about price(have yet to hit up Komi but will do soon)but appreciate good food. Just recently hit up Locolat, Kafe Leopold, Central Michel Richard and Bistro Cacao all were yummy. Hope that helps narrow my request;)

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

          Locolat Cafe
          1781 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

          Bistro Cacao
          320 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002

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            theamusedbouche Oct 30, 2011 05:28 PM

            Estadio in Logan Circle is amazing food. Everything is good and the drinks are the BEST in the city.

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          herbsdeprovence Oct 30, 2011 08:01 PM

          I recently had dinner at Bombay Club and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable evenings I've had dining out in DC in a while. First of all, the dining room is comfy, elegant, and clubby. There's a beautiful grand piano with a pianist playing most nights. If you go on a Friday or Saturday, you will be lucky to listen to Frank Plummer play. The waitstaff are professional and friendly. But the food is the best part! I've eaten many times at Rasika and love it, but I have to say, the next time I have a craving for indian, I'm heading to the Bombay Club for a truly great evening, this is a perfect setting to celebrate any sort of occaision.

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

          Bombay Club
          815 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006

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            Elyssa Oct 31, 2011 07:44 AM

            But I wouldn't call Bombay Club stylish. It actually has a rather reserved feel to it. It probably is a little over due for a make over in terms of decor.

            When I was there recently for dinner they even had a piano player. The food is delicious. But if stylish it what you are looking for I would go to the sister restaurant Rasika.

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

            Bombay Club
            815 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006

          2. ktmoomau Oct 31, 2011 08:02 AM

            I think you have some good suggestions above. I would add Fiola and Proof. I second Bibiana, Masa 14, Zaytinya, Rasika and Estadio.

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

            Zaytinya
            701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

            Bibiana
            1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

            Masa 14
            1825 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

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              Terriwth4 Oct 31, 2011 09:29 AM

              Thanks everyone.....I am looking forward to my trip and will report back:)

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