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Aug 5, 2012 03:46 PM

Lunch near the Westin Alexandria

I'll be at a conference Mon and Tues of this week at the Westin Alexandria and am wondering if there are any Chow-worthy lunches nearby? Trucks? Cheap eats? Nicer places? Will entertain all options!

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  1. That development is a bit of a wasteland, but if you have time to venture out about a half mile toward Old Town, I'd suggest Brabo Tasting Room, or for something quick, pickup something to go from the Butcher Block next door. See http://www.braborestaurant.com/brabo-...

    Further down Old Town is Vemilion and Hanks Oyster Bar.

    1. I would head to Old Town and hit Eammon's. Make sure to get curry sauce for the chips and a deep fried Mars bar.

      1. Thanks guys, those sound awesome. I'm bummed to discover that they have lunch for us here (and also I had to valet park) so I don't think I'll be leaving this weird island of hotels until the end of the day. :(

        1. Head to Old Town you can go to Vermillon, Restaurant Eve or La Fromagerie - . I think Restaurant Eve still does their 3 course lunch menu for around $20 a person. La Fromagerie- the Rabbit cheesesteak sandwich in the bistro is Awesome http://lafromagerieonline.com/menu/ju...

          1. Sounds like your lunches are a done deal but an acquaintance told me about a new sushi place in the Carlyle development that she claims is good. She's a food writer and personal chef so she has some credibility. Haven't been yet myself.


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            1. re: tcamp

              I second the sushi place (Sushi Naru). It's all you can eat, so the rice/fish proportion isn't ideal. But, the sushi tastes very fresh, and they are very good about restocking all the choices There are some non-standard sushi choices too -- e.g., the Bueno sushi, which is avacado wrapped. There's a very good wasabi salad.

              OTOH, Eammon's...I dunno. The last several times I was there there (over the course of a year) I left unimpressed. It's a bit on the expensive side, and everything tastes bland.