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On two waiting lists - suggestions for something new to us and delicious?

Olive123 Mar 1, 2012 11:52 AM

We are on wait lists for Minibar and Komi for the end of the month for a short DC trip from NY. I am not holding my breath for either. Have enjoyed lots of places in DC/Va - Restaurant Eve, Citronelle, CityZen, Vidalia, Rasika, Central, Sushi Taro, Vermillion. I would love to have a reservation in hand for someplace delicious, including delicious for a vegetarian, that we haven't tried yet. We won't have a car, so places farther out/not metro accessible won't work. Any suggestions? Budget is irrelevant. Thanks!

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    italy531 Mar 1, 2012 01:46 PM

    Rogue 24 would be awesome and I believe they can accomodate vegetarians. I haven't been to Elisir yet but I would still recommend it based on my experience at the Chef's table at Teatro before Enzo left.

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      Elyssa Mar 1, 2012 02:16 PM

      Good luck getting accepted from the waiting list. Trying to get into Minibar and Komi is much like trying to get in to Harvard. haha

      A couple of places to consider:

      The Source--I ate here recently for my big birthday celebration and it was outstanding. I would list this as one of the top restaurants in DC. The experience was wonderful with top notch wine service and a wonderful waiter. There is also the option for a vegetarian tasting menu.

      Equinox--Chef Todd Gray is one of the best chef's in DC, focusing on local, season mid-Atlantic cuisine. Equinox is a wonderful dining experience. He usually has vegetarian options and a tasting menu. You can also call over ahead of time and make sure there are options for you.

      Bibianna--this is one of my favorite newer restaurants in DC. Just a superb Italian restaurant. I have vegetarian friends who have always been able to find options here.

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        Olive123 Mar 2, 2012 07:07 AM

        Rogue 24 looks interesting, though from some of the reviews it looks like people have found the food inconsistent? In any event, I am waiting to hear back from them about a reservation. After that, maybe Equinox? I'll keep considering. Corduroy is one that is always on my short list, but I have never actually been. Thanks for the suggestions!

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          italy531 Mar 2, 2012 07:50 AM

          I have also been to Minibar and while it is more innovative than Rogue 24 (i.e. you will eat some very wierd stuff) I actually enjoyed the food better at Rogue overall. Of course, not every dish was to my taste but I think that is to be expected with 24 dishes but I think there was only 1 that I just couldn't finish. I also left full from Rogue where I was still hungry after Minibar.

          Either way good luck getting into one of your top choices.

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          Olive123 Mar 2, 2012 01:46 PM

          Pleased to have a reservation now for Rogue 24 on that Friday night (same night we are on the Minibar waiting list). I am leaving Saturday open for now and will continue perusing menus and dreaming that Komi might call. Thanks, all!

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            dinwiddie Mar 5, 2012 07:25 AM

            I'd also take a look at Palena.

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