Friday night in DC - beyond the norm
- foster Sep 22, 2013 10:26 AM
Some friends are going to be in DC for the weekend, so we are looking to go out for dinner Friday night. Though we love Jose Andres type tapas & appreciate the $20-30 entree range of new American places that seem to be all over the town, that's not where I would like to take them. I am looking for something more affordable and more unique. Perhaps Indian or Thai or Latin... Some place we can get into at that time of day & not feel rushed to leave... Being from Baltimore, I think what I am looking for is someplace I have not read about yet.
We have considered Little Serow & love that idea. However, I have spent over an hour in line there before without any dinner, so I'm not looking to repeat that experience. I have also tried Open Table for Maketto without success.
Thanks for your help!
Ordered the following.
Goong Yang - Grilled head on prawns
Moo Sateh - Grilled Pork Skewer
Laab Ped - Ground duck & duck liver salad
Gui Chai - Dumplings
Unfortunately, the Laab Ped was the first thing to hit my taste buds and the spice just overtook my palate. It's a beautiful restaurant and sitting at the kitchen bar was entertaining. I need to go back and try more dishes.