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Suggestions for restaurant near Landmark E Street Theater?

Deborah R. Nov 23, 2012 09:31 AM

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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    Steve Nov 23, 2012 01:22 PM

    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
      woodleyparkhound Nov 24, 2012 11:11 AM

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

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      dpan Nov 23, 2012 01:33 PM

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

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        monkeyrotica Nov 26, 2012 06:37 AM

        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.

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        hamster Nov 23, 2012 02:18 PM

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

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          GregJ Nov 23, 2012 06:25 PM

          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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            Mer_Made Nov 26, 2012 04:43 AM

            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.

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              monkeyrotica Nov 26, 2012 06:39 AM

              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.

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            Milocat1 Nov 24, 2012 07:35 AM

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

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              Elyssa Nov 24, 2012 01:29 PM

              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.

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                firstbitedc Nov 27, 2012 07:39 PM

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



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