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Romantic Dinner is DC or Baltimore for $80. Can it be done?

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interplanetjanet Sep 5, 2012 08:51 AM

Celebrating 1 year anniversary. Looking to go out on friday or saturday night. No chains please. No shell fish or pork for the husband and no shellfish, pork or beef for me.

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    katecm Sep 5, 2012 09:51 AM

    Depending on alcohol, I think you could do quite well at Dino in Cleveland Park. You can play around with a number courses for that amount of money and end up feeling like you'd had quite a splurge.

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      Elyssa Sep 5, 2012 12:23 PM

      Dino is a good idea. You probably can stay within budget (again if you hold off on the alcohol) at Estadio or Lincoln.

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        interplanetjanet Sep 5, 2012 01:01 PM

        We are not big drinkers at all. Do you know if there is parking near Dino?

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          ktmoomau Sep 6, 2012 10:24 AM

          There is street parking and a paid lot that sometimes has spots. We have never had a problem, but might have circled around once or twice.

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            Elyssa Sep 6, 2012 11:59 AM

            There is a paid lot right across the street from the restaurant. It's also right next to the metro.

      2. ktmoomau Sep 5, 2012 10:11 AM

        Are you looking for strictly in the district lines? Screwtop Wine Bar would be nice, and I think you could definitely do it for that price and it has a nice atmosphere. Definitely second Dino. Ardeo/Bardeo in that area could also be an option it might work pricewise. Depending on alcohol I might have some other recs too.

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          dining with doc Sep 6, 2012 06:20 PM

          Definitely love Dino rustic Italian price fixe multi course meal. Also in Baltimore you could go to The Helmond which is a very nice upscaled Afghan restaurant. Both places have websites with menus you could check out.

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