College kids dinner
Visiting my son and college this weekend and might be taking him and a few of his friends out to dinner. I think some are of drinking age. Staying in the DuPont circle area but will travel. Any suggestions, Italian, sports bars etc. ? Thank you in advance.
Graffiato is a great choice as long as you are OK with the cost. I agree with everything drewpbalzac said about it. It's excellent and has a great vibe but the portions are very small. Two of us spent $80 and left hungry - and sober. (That is including cocktails).
Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle is very good - and has a great beer list.
Carmine's and Hill Country are good choices on the very casual side. The food at both is good, but won't knock your socks off.
I love Brasserie Beck - especially for their moules and frites. They have a great Belgian beer list - but it's expensive.
Churchkey has a great beer selection, probably the best in town. They have pretty-good bar food. You will have to get there very early to get seated near one another though. That place gets really crowded.