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One decadent lunch near downtown?

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Hi!
I will be in D.C. next month and I am looking for a fine dining lunch place.
Any recommendations?

Price not an issue. Just looking for a place with great ambiance and good food. I am open to any cuisine, but preferably new American or French. It will be a weekday lunch.

Last time I tried Lafayette at the Hay Adams Hotel, and food was just OK. I was quite satisfied though, because I didn't expect too much for lunch and at least its ambiance was lovely.

Any other place you can recommend for me? Thanks!

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  1. Perhaps Ardour (for French) or Ris (for "American").

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Hi ipsedixit. Thanks for your recommendation.
      Adour of course!
      Why didn't I think of that!
      Thanks!

    2. I love RIS, but I'd add Marcel's to that list. (Adour sounds great, but have yet to go)

      1. I think there are a couple delicious options for you. Personally I would go to Equinox, J & G Steakhouse or Bibianna. All are wonderful restaurants with nice lunch menus.

        1. decadent lunch, downtown DC... what a wasteland.

          problem is there are too many options.