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Staying in the Silver Spring area next Tuesday and Wednesday and wondering if there's any good dinner spots to try. Looking for a good eats with a kitchen and staff that knows how to bring great flavors. Any recs would be appreciated.

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  1. I haven't been yet, but if you like steak, Ray's The Classics is a very safe bet and is very good value for the money.

    http://raystheclassics.com/contact.html

    Moorenko on Georgia Ave. has some of the best ice cream in this area, if that is of interest.

    Here is a thread that mentions the perennial favorites of Silver Spring. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/848135

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      1. re: woodleyparkhound

        Ray's the Classics is definitely the way to go. Make sure to order the creamed spinach with any steak you order (I like the hanger steak---best version of this dish in the city). And also you MUST get the key lime pie for dessert.

        This is a great, laid-back, affordable steakhouse, which also somehow still keeps a nice neighborhood feel to it.

        1. re: Elyssa

          Thanks, most seem to recommend it. I've checked out their website and like the look of it. My only deterrent is the guy I'm working with has just recently cut beef out of his diet and won't eat seafood either. They don't seem to have many other options. He will still eat a filet though occasionally, perhaps I'll play dumb on their menu options and we'll give her a shot. I rarley if ever have went the hanger steak route, but i did see it as a reaonable option for their bar menu, and was considering giving it a try. Thanks for thoughts...heading up tomorrow.

          1. re: Elyssa

            Well, we tried Ray's last night...I forgot about the key lime pie, but i did have the hanger steak, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, and a very good lettuce wedge. The hanger steak was incredibly flavorful, and very juicy. The person I dined with had the filet, and he enjoyed it very much as well.

            Tonight, if we feel like it after work, we will probably try Jackies, or maybe 8407.

            Thanks for recs.

        2. It depends on what you like and how fancy you want to be. It also depends on if you have a car, willing to take the METRO, etc.

          Downdown SS

          8407 kitchen bar - Modern American/eclectic. Nice vibe, lots of light, decent wine list.
          Ghar-E-Kabab - pretty decent Indian food
          Ray's the Classics- Good steaks, good bar and lounge
          Jackie's - Warehouse meets 60s bubble-gum pop, good beers, talented chef, very nice Bar around attached called Sidecar
          Addis Ababa - Pretty good Ethiopian food (a staple of ethnic food in DC) to get better you would have to go downtown
          Quarry House Tavern - great big burger and lots of beer
          Mandalay - pretty good Burmese food

          I'd also suggest being willing to go downtown on the METRO to eat if you are willing. Lots of good places to eat in DC

          1. Go to Cubano's for the bandeja (sampling platter). Make sure to ask for both dipping sauces: the mojo and the cilantro aioli.