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Restaurant near Union Station?

SouthToTheLeft Jan 21, 2013 07:45 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a nice restaurant for an occasion near Union Station. Is this a wish too far, or is there anything yummy out that way?


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    mjhals Jan 25, 2013 05:36 PM

    My vote is for Bistro Bis. Best steak tartare in the city.

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      4X4 Jan 25, 2013 05:28 AM

      I like Johnny's Half Shell, but I've only been there for happy hour.

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        DCDOLL Jan 24, 2013 09:04 AM

        Charlie Palmer? Or less fancy but yummy, Montmartre in Eastern Market? Is B Smith's still in Union Station itself? only there once but the food was decent and the setting is one of the most jaw dropping in the city...

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        1. re: DCDOLL
          Elyssa Jan 24, 2013 11:21 AM

          I wouldn't go to B Smiths. I think its outdated and if you want Southern cuisine there are better options in the city (Art and Soul, Georgia Browns, Creme etc).

          1. re: Elyssa
            DCDOLL Jan 24, 2013 11:55 AM

            i haven't been there in at least 10 years...so i wasn't sure but it sure is gorgeous! I like Vidalia for southern and Acadiana for the cajun/creole kind of southern. yum!

            1. re: DCDOLL
              Elyssa Jan 24, 2013 06:15 PM

              Yes I forgot to add Acadiana to the list...really good, especially for brunch.

            2. re: Elyssa
              Steve Jan 25, 2013 12:48 PM

              I would put all those places you mentioned on the same level, giving B. Smiths the advantage of being in a historic location.

              Eatonville probably outpaces them all right now.

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            Elyssa Jan 22, 2013 08:03 AM

            I would go to either Bistro Cacao (especially if you are looking for a romantic environment) or Bistro Bis, both are French, both delicious.

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              Steve Jan 21, 2013 08:36 PM

              What kind of occasion? How many people?

              1. ipsedixit Jan 21, 2013 08:12 PM

                Bistro Bis and Cacao are both nearby.

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