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Washington, D.C. restaurants with kids?

YYZSolly Feb 4, 2012 02:26 PM

Staying on Capitol Hill.

Vietnamese would be good, or anything easy and Cheesecake Factory-like.

Pizza...burgers.

Thanks in advance for suggestions!

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    drewpbalzac RE: YYZSolly Feb 4, 2012 09:41 PM

    Zest - 8th Street SE - it's at the very end of Barracks Row. Owners have two young boys so there is a pretty typical kids menu for the little ones, and a very nice straight forward and well executed menu for the adults. If your kids are too old for the pasta w/ marinara and chicken tenders option the normal menu has plenty of choices that they should find appalling.

    Strolling back up 8th street provides plenty of pop-in after dinner options (frozen yogurt, cupcakes, ect.) and a couple of funky stores fore casual "window" shopping.

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      Elyssa RE: drewpbalzac Feb 6, 2012 05:41 AM

      It's been awhile but I also really liked Zest when I went a year or so ago. Had an awesome lamb sandwich.

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      mdpilam RE: YYZSolly Feb 5, 2012 09:34 AM

      Good Stuff Eatery and Eastern Market should work.

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        asl3y RE: YYZSolly Feb 5, 2012 12:26 PM

        Ted's bulletin

        If you're going to the zoo, Nam Viet in Cleveland Park.

        Of you want to go out of our way for good pizza, Two Amy's (Cleveland Park) and Comet (Upper NW). Both would require metro/bus/cab.

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          msjess RE: asl3y Feb 5, 2012 01:39 PM

          Matchbox is also a good option, they have pretty good pizza, and miniburgers

        2. woodleyparkhound RE: YYZSolly Feb 5, 2012 10:09 PM

          You've gotten great recommendations so far - esp. Good Stuff. I'd also add Seventh Hill Pizza, which is in your neighborhood. The hot half smokes in natural casing (there are other hot dog / sausage choices as well) at the meat store mid-way down at Eastern Market are fabulous - you put on the condiments yourself and they cost $2.00 -- no seating though.

          We The Pizza is next door to Good Stuff - they are both owned by Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef fame. We The Pizza has excellent homemade sodas (the Very Very Sour-ry Cherry is my favorite). Good Stuff has excellent burgers and FABULOUS shakes - the best in town.

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            monkeyrotica RE: woodleyparkhound Feb 6, 2012 04:11 AM

            Really? I've never been impressed with Good Stuff: dry, expensive burgers. The shakes are alright, though.

            http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2011/08/good-stuff-eatery-burger-review-washington-dc.html

            I was actually impressed with Bullfeathers. They're owned by the same team running Tunnicliffs and Stoney's, so they know how to cook a burger to order. And for a Hill eatery, their kids menu is pretty extensive and their shakes are solid. The pizzas were pretty decent as well. The last time I had a pie at Matchbox, the crust was tasted like Red Baron frozen pizza. The sliders, however, are still good.

            http://bullfeathersdc.com/

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              Steve RE: woodleyparkhound Feb 7, 2012 04:56 AM

              Second the toasted marshmallow milkshake at Good Stuff Eatery and the homemade cherry soda at We the Pizza. Ri-DIC-ulous.

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              Elyssa RE: YYZSolly Feb 6, 2012 05:40 AM

              Up on the Hill I would head to Good Stuff Eatery for great burgers and shakes. I love their turkey burger.

              Also Matchbox which has good pizza and mini burgers.

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                JustinS RE: YYZSolly Feb 10, 2012 06:59 AM

                Babay is a nice new-style Vietnamese restaurant on Capitol Hill. If your kids like Vietnamese food, they are kid friendly - don't expect a kids menu with chicken fingers and fries though.

                Most restaurants on the hill are "kid friendly" because they have no choice with the number of kids living in the area.

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                  agarnett100 RE: JustinS Feb 10, 2012 07:04 AM

                  FYI-Ba Bay closed in Nov 2011

                  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/a...

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                    JustinS RE: agarnett100 Feb 10, 2012 10:49 AM

                    Shows you how much I get out these days.

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