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Hi all

I'll be conferencing in DC early May and looking for dinner places preferably around DuPont circle or foggy bottom (maybe 1 night in Georgetown).
Mostly (but not limited to) interested in Japanese, Asian fusion, Nuevo Latino, steakhouse,high end Indian. Budget at $80 a head.

Thanks in advance to all repliers

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  1. japanese- Sushi Taro, Tono Sushi
    Asian Fusion - Oya, Sei
    Nuevo Latino- Ceiba
    Steakhouse- The Palm, The Prime Rib, BLT Steak, Bourbon Steak, Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, Ruths Chris Steakhouse
    high end Indian- Rasika

    1. Sushi Taro can blast the $80 a head budget with ease, but is it good! Bar Pilar has been doing a lot of fusion before their remodel. I think they are open again but maybe no the full space. By May, they should be back. On my own dime, CP Steak. On someone else's BLT Steak or Bourbon. BLT just lost their chef, have not heard anything on the replacement yet.

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      1. re: wineo1957

        thanks so far for the recs. please critique this schedule:

        3 evenings : 1st Oya or the source, 2nd bourbon steak, 3rd birch and barley
        1 sunday lunch before my flight back at Taberna Del Alabardero

        1. re: icorem

          I had birch and barley a few weeks ago for my husband's birthday and it was fantastic! Husband tried several 4 oz pours. The flatbead pizzas were very good and I ordered chicken and waffles (which might be a Sundays only treat) that were out of this world.

          1. re: msjess

            I want to Bourbon Steak a few months back for a company function and it was just okay nothing special.

          2. re: icorem

            The only place on your list I am unsure about is Taberna I haven't been in a long time....

            1. re: ktmoomau

              yeah I was going to say while I like Taberna (and I really do) it's sort of stuffy and, well, not too exciting.

            2. re: icorem

              I would make the trek to bunch at Dino or Palena in Cleveland Park before heading out on Sunday. The time getting from Dupont to Cleveland Park would be made up by the easier trip to the airport.

              Palena is a very refined brunch and their duck egg dishes are amazing. So is their pork belly. Great baked goods too.

              Dino is hearty. Love the eggs Benedict with prosciutto and fried artichokes. Best mimosa in town AFAIC. Fabulous bread but no sweet breads or pastries.