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Looking for dinner that specializes in adorable, miniature, tiny, or bitesize in DC

rockpapertoaster May 22, 2012 09:55 AM

I would like to take a friend out for a special celebratory dinner. I know that she enjoys tiny things- flights of wine, miniatures, tiny sliders, cleverly designed bite-sized things.

Any suggestions for places in the District/DC or Maryland suburbs that has anything along these lines? Can be fancy or dive-y or unusual ethnic food.

  1. hill food May 22, 2012 11:18 PM

    so the consensus is - nope nothing like that.

    (kidding) the issue comes down to do you want an event (Minibar or Rogue or Volt) or a situation where you can stop the rollercoaster at anytime and get the check (Zaytinya, Coco Sala, PS 7)

    all are good choices (the ones I've been too), all are different it's a question of a definite 2+ hours or a maybe 2+hours if you're inclined? so many small plates so small a time.

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      PollyG May 22, 2012 05:43 PM

      Makoto serves 8-10 courses which are just a few bites each and beautifully presented.

      1. ktmoomau May 22, 2012 11:06 AM

        I really think she might like CoCo Sala, just a hunch.

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          Elyssa May 23, 2012 08:42 AM

          Oh good idea!

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            katecm May 23, 2012 10:07 AM

            That's what I was going to say too. Save room for the plate of chocolates. I don't even like chocolate but I love that plate.

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          Steve May 22, 2012 10:58 AM

          Minibar is the only place I can think of that serves truly bite-size courses. Painstakingly crafted. Extremely difficult to get a reservation.

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            Elyssa May 22, 2012 10:38 AM

            You can go to the Source. Both their dim sum brunch and some of the items on their bar menu are miniature.

            Also PS7 would work. Tiny tuna tartar sliders, homemade mini hot dogs and ban mi....all delicious.

            1. woodleyparkhound May 22, 2012 10:06 AM

              Rogue 24 comes to mind. All of their courses are 1-3 bites and stunningly beautiful.

              Here's something she'd love - tiny chocolate "mice" from Burdick's. They are adorable and also spectacularly delicious. They do mail order. http://www.burdickchocolate.com/ I just read that Mark Zuckerberg had these at his wedding.

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