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maiorinm Feb 16, 2012 04:13 PM

Any help would be appreciated in planning 2 dinners in DC. We're from NY and like neighborhoody type spots that have a relaxed atmosphere with great food - if you're familiar with restaurants near us in the W Village, think Joseph Leonard, Fedora, or Spotted Pig. We're also open in terms of neighborhoods, so no limits geographically. We're staying at 15th Street NW and H Street, but open to moving around and exploring. Thanks in advance.

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    Jeserf RE: maiorinm Feb 16, 2012 04:39 PM

    I would have dinner at Churchkey (more relaxed than Birch and Barley, though it's also excellent) and head to Dino or the cafe at Palena in Cleveland Park (just hop on the red line a few stops).

    Or, stick to 14th St and visit Cork wine bar or Estadio for Tapas.

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      maiorinm RE: Jeserf Feb 16, 2012 04:56 PM

      Thanks for responding. These all look right up our alley.

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        dining with doc RE: maiorinm Feb 17, 2012 05:49 AM

        2nd Dino

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          msjess RE: dining with doc Feb 18, 2012 11:09 PM

          dino is one of my favorites!

          If you are in need of a great neighborhood bar I'd recomend the fruitbat. It's on H street and has great infusions and creative mixed drinks.

    2. woodleyparkhound RE: maiorinm Feb 16, 2012 10:40 PM

      If you like seafood, especially oysters, you might want to check out Pearl Dive on 14th St. No reservations though, and waits can be an hour or so.

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        drewpbalzac RE: maiorinm Feb 17, 2012 07:57 AM

        Oyamel (Mexican), Zatinya (Mediterranean), & Jaleo (Spanish) - all three are a part of Jose Andres' expanding pmall plate empire.

        Grafiatto - Former Top Chef contestant (and Jose Andres' employee at Zatinya) casual Italian - pizza joint.

        1. ktmoomau RE: maiorinm Feb 19, 2012 09:26 AM

          All good suggestions above, just thought I would add Proof if you are in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter area, although Fiola is in that area too and has seriously good Italian food...

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