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Nov 4, 2012 10:36 AM

good retaurants for teens

brother coming to town with pre-teen and teen neices and nephews. looking for fun places to take them to eat, very dc-ish. I like Ted's Bullitan but looking for more suggestions, particularly on Capitol Hill, Gtown, or near downtown attractions. no chains, thanks for any suggestions!

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  1. Depends on how adventurous the teens are but Matchbox, Carmine's, Two Amy's, Busboys and Poets are all good choices that are reasonably priced that most teenagers would enjoy.

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    1. re: dining with doc

      not ethincally adventerous, but thanks for the great suggestions above! they are perfect!

    2. I haven't been to Comet Ping Pong but you might want to consider it. It's outside of the locations you mentioned, however.

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      1. Grafiato - pizzas and small plate by a tattooed Top Chef.

        1. adventuresome eaters might like Ethiopian--there is a place in Georgetown (Das) but I think Etete or Dukem (near the U St. metro) are better. It's a cuisine few other parts of the country offer like we do. Also near the other U St. metro exit is Ben's Chili Bowl. Definitely very DC-ish.

          on Capitol Hill, Market Lunch at Eastern Market? The Mitsitam Cafe at the Native American museum? You can also eat in the Supreme Court: and several congressional office buildings:

          You should probably also take them to a cupcake shop. Georgetown cupcakes if they like the show...if not, I think Baked and Wired (Georgetown) and Sticky Fingers (Columbia Heights) are great.

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          1. re: braver

            Thanks a lot! forgot abt those strawberry cupcakes at baked and wired. a must-see.

          2. on the Hill, Cava Mezze has a good selection of Greco-Med small plates (a little something for everyone) in a hipster-ish setting. it is one of three (does that constitute a chain?)

            I find it hard to second some of braver's suggestions, but the call for Dukem or Etete are spot on. those would be a good idea. DC's Ethiopian is (sadly for others) FAR better than anywhere else and those 2 and some others up near U are the best examples (search that and I'll let the others get violent, people do have strong opinions)

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            1. re: hill food

              Except for the girl watching, I would bother with the congressional eateries. . . .

              1. re: drewpbalzac

                Supposed to be would not bother with congressional eateries. . .

              2. re: hill food

                lol. thanks. greek chains are acceptable. great suggestion.