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Nov 22, 2013 08:43 AM

Must eat DC food help!

I'll be in DC for the first time since I was a wee little lad for work. It's a short 3 day 2 night trip but am looking to fully take advantage of the food scene while I'm there.

I've already open tabled myself a seat at Central Michel Richard for one night but am looking for some other can't miss options for breakfasts, lunches, and dinner night #2. I'm leaning towards the Old Ebbitt Grill (maybe more so for the age of the establishment, same reason I fell in love with Union Oyster House in Boston) but am open to suggestions.

I'll be staying at the Hotel Harrington (hey, works footing the bill) and am not looking to venture across town so if possible keep the suggestions somewhat local to the hotel. Guide my taste buds!

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  1. Bourbon Steak in the 4 Seasons in Georgetown.

    1. Rasika or Rasika West End.

      And by the way, cabs are pretty cheap here so don't limit yourself too much based just on distance.

      1. Jaleo. Go for the quail with rosemary sauce, the patatas bravas, beet salad with citrus, and the tortilla al momento.

        1. If you are a wine fan i'd suggest Proof; the food is also great. And to be perfectly honest I don't think Central is 'all that' but others do so maybe you will too. If you really are a fan of 'old style dining' take a cab over to Georgetown to 1789 for a real old fashioned "waiters in tux" really good food & service experience in a VERY old bldg. near the university. Much better than Old Ebbitt IMO. A similar experience with an Italian accent can be had at Tosca. Good luck & have fun..let us know what you did...