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May 17, 2013 01:45 PM

Laid-back Friday night dinner

Would love to get suggestions for a great, laid-back dinner on a Friday night in DC without reservations. We can go early...

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  1. How much do you want to spend? What kind of cuisine are you interested in? Where in DC will you be? Have you got a car or will you be using metro?

    1. avoid Penn Quarter and downtown in general (very noisy and crowded on a Friday). beyond that we need answers to Hobbert's questions.

      1. Try the bar/lounge area at Rasika West End.

        1. I was able to walk-in and get an outdoor table at Boqueria this past Friday. It was a 20 minute wait but we just got a drink at the bar before hand. Really good food and definitely laid-back and tasty.

          Another option would be Hank's Oyster Bar. If you call before you head over they will put you on the list.

          Other ideas: L'Enfant Cafe, Bistro D'Oc, or Casa Oaxaca.

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          1. re: Elyssa

            I really like Boqueria and Hanks too. We have walked in to both early-ish (we have been early or to brunch/lunch everywhere so far, we have a 3 year old and have only just been hooked up with a good babysitter!)

            I would also add Cafe St Ex on 14th (if that's near) I really like it in there and it's usually possible to get last-minute bookings or walk-ins.