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Eating in DC

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    I'll just throw in my two cents' worth with ups or downs. I probably can't add anything new to this. Or maybe I can. I don't know.

    Great
    Nooshi (I'd eat there every night if I could)
    Two Amys
    Pizzeria Paradiso (only been to Dupont one)
    Thaiphoon (Dupont)
    Cafe Delux (by 2 Amys on Wisc)
    Angelico on Wisc up at Tenley Town.

    Good
    Bistro du Coin


    Hate
    Matchbox. It's f-ing tiny and the last time I was there my burger was woefully overcooked, and the waitress couldn't stop touching us--little touches on the shoulder, etc. I'm no KennethPollock when it comes to restaurants, but keep your damned hands off me lady. It's always always packed. Maybe it's your crowd, but it's def. not mine.


    An expensive one I really liked
    Ceiba.

    bob
     
  2. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I still cant believe people shuttle to Gtown from FB. I always walk.

    We timed our walk to the gtown area the other day. It was about 25 minutes each way. I don't mind the walk most of the times. But, some days we're just not in the mood to walk almost an hour for a meal.
     
  3. GoSurface

    GoSurface Well-Known Member

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    We timed our walk to the gtown area the other day. It was about 25 minutes each way. I don't mind the walk most of the times. But, some days we're just not in the mood to walk almost an hour for a meal.

    Well, don't listen to me. It's about 10-15 when I walk it. My friends always complain that I walk too fast. It's a nice walk. Sometimes, I go straight up 21st up to Dupont circle. Or walk from FB to the Mall.
     
  4. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    Well, don't listen to me. It's about 10-15 when I walk it. My friends always complain that I walk too fast. It's a nice walk. Sometimes, I go straight up 21st up to Dupont circle. Or walk from FB to the Mall.

    Ha! My gf is actually recovering from ACL surgery she had two months ago. She's not very slow, but we can't walk fast either.
     
  5. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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  6. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    dump her

    Nah, she's been good to me. [​IMG]
     
  7. GoSurface

    GoSurface Well-Known Member

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    Ha! My gf is actually recovering from ACL surgery she had two months ago. She's not very slow, but we can't walk fast either.

    Well, it's obvious she needs to get her act together. [​IMG]

    It's not fair to you that you have to walk around with a cripple. But you're right, an hour can feel like a decade when you're hungry.
     
  8. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Vapiano sounds great -- made to order pizza, pasta, and salad for cheap. Just opened up a location at 1800 M Street, a short stroll from where the OP lives.
     
  9. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Well-Known Member

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    Vapiano sounds great -- made to order pizza, pasta, and salad for cheap. Just opened up a location at 1800 M Street, a short stroll from where the OP lives.

    Went to the Arlington location a few weeks back. Didn't like it one bit. The place is a mess, IMO.
     
  10. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of pizza. I went to 2Amys the other day. Frankly, it was good, but I wasn't that impressed. The wait was more than 30 minutes even though they said it wasn't going to be more than 15. My pizza, the puttanesca, was too salty. My gf and her friend got something else, but both were kind of bland. The dough was good though. The desert was mediocre, and way overpriced. They charged 5 bucks for a canoli! In any case, the food was good, but way too overpriced for what it is.

    Oh, I found some restaurants in Falls Church and promptly went to a Pho place yesterday. What a satisfying meal that was.
     
  11. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    Vapiano sounds great -- made to order pizza, pasta, and salad for cheap. Just opened up a location at 1800 M Street, a short stroll from where the OP lives.

    Looks promising. I'll give it a try.
     
  12. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Well-Known Member

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    late night eats:

    annie's paramount steakhouse on 17th is open til 1:30 on thursdays, and 24-hours on friday and saturday.

    in dupont there's tryst, and the diner, the latter of which is open 24-hours and reasonably priced. tryst is pretty fun to hang out at and they have a decent selection of food and drinks, plus they close at like 2 AM.

    up wisconsin is the georgetown cafe, which is 24 hours, but i really do reccomend trying steak & egg eatery at least once, a greasy diner way up wisconsin near tenleytown that mostly ends up catering to drunk frat boys, but it's really, really good and the staff for the most part is pretty fun to talk to when it's not busy.

    also mon cheri, which was already mentioned, has a killer pita pizza for 4 dollars.

    edit: oh shit and i forgot booeymonger's and quick pita in georgetown. they're both pretty good, quick pita is open til around 2 AM i want to say.
     
  13. migo

    migo Well-Known Member

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    Vapiano looks nice...can't wait to check it out. Has anyone tried Zengo in Chinatown? It's quite pricey but I went there for a birthday once and it was quite good. Also, OP, I just got an apt at bon wit [​IMG]
     
  14. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Well-Known Member

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    is that the place that's like asian/mexian fusion? i keep passing by it in chinatown, but i always end up at wok n roll for their happy hour sushi.
     
  15. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Went to the Arlington location a few weeks back. Didn't like it one bit. The place is a mess, IMO.
    Well, it's no Komi. [​IMG] The food wasn't worth the price you paid?
    Has anyone tried Zengo in Chinatown? It's quite pricey but I went there for a birthday once and it was quite good.
    Zengo has great, if pricey, drinks. (Try the cucumber mojito!) I have heard that the food is not up to the level of other places in Penn Quarter, however.
     
  16. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    Also, OP, I just got an apt at bon wit [​IMG]

    Welcome, Bon Wit neighbor! [​IMG]
     
  17. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    is that the place that's like asian/mexian [sic] fusion? i keep passing by it in chinatown, but i always end up at wok n roll for their happy hour sushi.

    Yup - in fact, their website is www.modernmexican.com

    [​IMG]
     
  18. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    Vapiano sounds great -- made to order pizza, pasta, and salad for cheap. Just opened up a location at 1800 M Street, a short stroll from where the OP lives.

    Went to the one at 18th and M for lunch today - it was quite good! A few things I liked were 1) they serve coke in a glass bottle - the small ones (a recent thread by Calvin1663 extolled the virtues of coke from glass bottles), 2) when you ask for "Parmesan cheese" they give you the real stuff - shaved, 3) nice, bright red, leather-like club chairs and low tables, fireplace - very lounge-like, chill music, 4) they have cocktails, wines, mixed drinks, etc., 5) all pastas and sauces are made fresh daily in-house, and they use only natural products without any preservatives or additives.

    I tried the "crudo e fichi" pizza -- prosciutto di parma, fresh figs, honey from acacia blossoms, tomato sauce, mozzarella - with two little glass bottles of coke. Yummy. [​IMG]
     
  19. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of pizza. I went to 2Amys the other day. Frankly, it was good, but I wasn't that impressed. The wait was more than 30 minutes even though they said it wasn't going to be more than 15.


    That was my impression of Two Amy's as well. Matchbox makes better pizza, IMO.
     
  20. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's no Komi. [​IMG] The food wasn't worth the price you paid?

    You're right. There is only one Komi. [​IMG]

    No. I don't think I will be going back. One is also opening on H between 6th and 7th.

    Zengo has great, if pricey, drinks. (Try the cucumber mojito!) I have heard that the food is not up to the level of other places in Penn Quarter, however.

    I agree on Zengo.
     

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