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ahcli Mar 8, 2013 09:01 AM

We are spending a long weekend in Washington DC at end of March. Looking for moderate to more high end places to eat -- any must-do restaurants people can recommend?

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    Steve Mar 8, 2013 01:28 PM

    The short answer is that there are no 'must-do' restaurants.

    For high-end I'd go to Rogue 24 (tasting menu only, but not formal as the name implies), for medium-high, Central Michel Richard (French-Am classics), and for moderate Jaleo (Spanish tapas).

    1. ktmoomau Mar 8, 2013 11:26 AM

      Fiola, Rasika, DGS Delicatessen, Mintwood Place, The Source, CityZen and a trip to Union Market would all be on my list right now.

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        ahcli Mar 8, 2013 11:06 AM

        More info:

        We (2 adults, no kids) are staying downtown near the Mall but anything within a 15 mile radius is do-able as we would like to explore different neighborhoods. Open to all cuisines -- italian, french, fusion, asian, tapas, seafood -- nothing is off limits.

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        1. re: ahcli
          ipsedixit Mar 8, 2013 11:11 AM

          Please don't take this the wrong way, but given your parameters (broad and amorphous), you might get better (and more?) responses if you did a bit of searching first on this board.

          Even without searching, if you simply look to the right of your computer screen you'll see a bunch of links under "Discussion You Might Also Like". Check out some of those previous threads and get a sense of what's out there and then come back with something more specific, like:

          - If I want to do a tasting menu, what do you recommend?
          - if I want a good lunch spot for people watching, where should I go?
          - what are some ethnic hot spots that DC does better than other cities?
          - Given these pizza places [insert names] rank them in your order of preference?
          - If I want to increase my chances of seeing a DC powerplayer (congress person, judge, etc.) what restaurant should I go to?

          etc.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            MGZ Mar 8, 2013 01:39 PM

            Don't forget, where can I go late at night to watch John Boehner get drunk and try to pick up young girls? Like, say, Senart's or the Dubliner?

        2. monkeyrotica Mar 8, 2013 09:03 AM

          I think you might get better responses if you mention the neighborhood you'll be staying in as well as any particular cuisines your interested in.

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