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Jan 11, 2012 12:06 PM

D.C. With Kids - Need Restaurant Recommodations - HELP!

We will be traveling here in July staying at the Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavillion. We'll have easy Metro access but no car. The kids are 8 and 12 and like typical kid food (chicken fingers, hot dogs, hamburgers or a good salad (go figure)). We grown-ups like all types of food but nothing to exotic or cutting edge. We would love some recommendations around the Embassy Suites that we can walk to but likewise would like some other suggestions that would require a metro ride but nothing to far from the metro - kids remember. Thanks!

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  1. Close to you is Booeymonger's, which has good sandwiches - and also an adjacent make-your-own frozen yogurt place.

    I'm not a fan, but there is also a Cheesecake Factory in that vicinity

    I'd recommend popping down to Cleveland Park on the Metro. There are several good spots there. Dino for Italian, Palena Cafe for great burgers, roast chicken, etc. Also a couple of places I haven't been yet, but I've read good things about: Ripple and Medium Rare (very reasonable steak/fries place).

    1. Clyde's might work for you near your hotel. The neighborhood is called Friendhsip Heights, as is the Metro stop, in case that helps your search.

      1. Lia's (across from Whole foods) has great bar seating with burgers and pizza.

        Mei Wah is very good chinese food (in my opinion, anyway!)

        There is also a Clydes, as mentioned, but I was never a fan.

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        1. re: Jeserf

          Understand that Clyde's isn't going to be high on your list because you are an adventurous eater, but reading SREP930's specific request, I thought it might fit the request. I'm sure there are many suggestions close to their hotel that will be great suggestions.

          1. re: Terrie H.

            I used to live in Friendship Heights, which is why I think Lia's has better options for burgers, pasta, pizza and stuff, but Clydes is fine - its just full of seniors and divorcees with little attention to food quality. If you just want food for foods sake, it is definitely good for that. they have excellent bloody marys.

            I actually think the cheesecake factory is a bit better, personally (I happen to like their salads, even if they're completely unhealthy!).

            Don't forget Chadwicks which is just about 3-4 blocks down Wisc. Ave and has all that type of stuff, too.

            1. re: Jeserf

              Hope they go for Lia's, then. Sounds terrific.

              1. re: Terrie H.

                Lia's is definitely great. I miss it. Jeserf, is M Cafe still open? It's hard to find since the entrance is behind that high-end shopping strip at the north end of F Heights, but the pizzas, pastas and salads might be good for kids for another night.