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Suggestions for restaurant near Landmark E Street Theater?

Hi --

Can anybody recommend places to eat that are within a few blocks of the Landmark movie theaters at 11th and E? Particularly interested in restaurants that serve lunch. Needn't be fancy.

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  1. Central serves lunch during the week, don't know about the weekends. The corned beef sandwich is heavenly.

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    1. re: Steve

      Central isn't open for lunch on Sat. and is closed all day Sun., unfortunately.

    2. For a greasy spoon, Lincoln's Waffle Shop across from Ford's Theater is okay.

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      1. re: dpan

        They say eating their diner food is a slow death. I have to agree; I've been eating there for years and I'm not dead yet.

      2. District Taco, Pain Quotidien, Pret a Manger are all good.

        1. Bistro d'Oc, right around the corner on 10th Street is open for lunch during the week and is pretty good rural French). I doubt if they are open for lunch on the weekend.

          Slightly further afield are a number of good places on or near 7th Street, such as 701 and Oyamel or (for more upscale) Rasika.

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          1. re: GregJ

            I've had lunch there on weekends. It was years ago, so I'd suggest calling ahead.

            701 generally has a great bar menu if you're in the mood for that.

            1. re: Mer_Made

              They open at 11:30 on the weekends. The menu is solid, competent bistro fare. Not as good as Montmartre but better than Bistro du Coin.

          2. Teaism on 7th (and D?) streets is good and open all day on the weekends. Luke's Lobster is great but has limited seating.

            1. My favorite place to go to eat before or after an E Street movie is Bistro D'Oc...but I'm not entirely sure of their lunch hours. During the week Central serves lunch and is only a block or so away.

              There also lots of options in Penn Quarter, that are not all that far of a walk--including Jaleo or Sei. In the opposite direction you can check out The Hamilton.

              1. I love Cedar, and they do lunch/brunch on weekends. Very close to E Street Theater.

                http://cedardc.com/about.php

                Patrick
                www.firstbitedc.com