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annie Mar 14, 2012 03:23 PM

Will be in DC for a weekend in April, can any fellow DC hounds steer me to a fabulous eating experience - either lunch or dinner? I'll be staying in Georgetown but will have a car. Don't care about scenes or people watching, just good food. I'm trying to limit to one meal so I have the financial resources to do it - and live on ramen the rest of the time! Thanks!

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  1. agarnett100 RE: annie Mar 14, 2012 05:05 PM

    Citronelle is one of the best restaurants in the country and is located in Georgetown - call for reservations.

    You can also see if you can score a spot at Minibar by Jose Andres

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      Doh RE: agarnett100 Mar 14, 2012 05:35 PM

      I wouldn't bother trying to get minibar (although maybe you will get lucky) but if you can get Komi I would definitely go.

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        dining with doc RE: agarnett100 Mar 14, 2012 07:27 PM

        2nd Citronelle.

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        sarichardson RE: annie Mar 14, 2012 08:52 PM

        Komi by far. Though what is fabulous to you -- fancy, type of food? Where are you coming from (that is do you want something different and better than what you get at home). Komi is understated and no scene but not boring and the best food I've had in DC.

        (And if you want trendy and ramen, try Toki Underground on H Street NE. $10 or so for the plain ramen)

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          annie RE: sarichardson Mar 15, 2012 01:49 PM

          I'm coming from LA - where we have Mexican, East/Southeast Asian foods galore.

          Thanks so much for the recommendations!

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            sarichardson RE: annie Mar 16, 2012 06:10 PM

            Then I'd go for Komi. Call now for reservations though, they book fast. I also like some of the special dinners/events at Poste (in Gallery Place/Chinatown area). Some of DC's hottest dining scenes are likely to disappoint you with the food.

            I haven't been (yet), but Rogue 24 is interesting in concept and I think the food has generally gotten positive reviews. Citronelle never made me too excited, but I haven't been in a long time.

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              kelewis RE: sarichardson Mar 17, 2012 07:23 PM

              Yep -- go with Komi. Even with v high expectations it doesn't disappoint.

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            GraydonCarter RE: sarichardson Mar 18, 2012 10:32 AM

            This is why I love chowhound, where a poster doesn't hesitate to name Komi in the same paragraph with Toki Underground.

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