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Eating in DC

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

  1. GoSurface

    GoSurface Senior member

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    Oh yes, and Lauriol Plaza rocks. Last time I was there, a drunk 50 year old woman slammed head first into a glass door. It was righteous.

    Alero is good too, and if you ever get into Rockville, try Sushi house. Great, cheap food. Oh, and I had Sushi at Saki in adams morgan the other week. Very nice.
     
  2. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I enjoy "La Tiere Bouchon" in Fairfax. French, quiet, small, nice ambience, good service, great food.

    Best,
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  3. NoVaguy

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    Johnny Rockets: Great burgers.

    yeah, i just noticed there's one on the foggy bottom/GW campus area. around pennsylvania and 18th, i think? i think in the mini-mall that has the au bon pain and burro.

    i usually go to the one at pentagon city as a quick stopover - i.e., whenever i'm riding through.

    is the one on M street still there?
     
  4. GoSurface

    GoSurface Senior member

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    yeah, i just noticed there's one on the foggy bottom/GW campus area. around pennsylvania and 18th, i think? i think in the mini-mall that has the au bon pain and burro.

    i usually go to the one at pentagon city as a quick stopover - i.e., whenever i'm riding through.

    is the one on M street still there?


    Yes, it's still there. There's also one around Dupont Circle. Right next to Alero, I think.
     
  5. ghulkhan

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    No offense to GoSurface...but I think Johnny Rockets absolutely sucks. Their burgers are worse then Fat Burger and I dont htink Fat Burger is all that great....
     
  6. DNW

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    No offense to GoSurface...but I think Johnny Rockets absolutely sucks. Their burgers are worse then Fat Burger and I dont htink Fat Burger is all that great....

    Their burgers are okay, certainly above the Burger King and McDonald's varieties.

    On a different note, my gf and I went to the Maine Ave Fish Market today. What a lively place! We ate some seafood there, and got a dozen steamed crabs as well as some red snapper fillets for later. We'll certainly be back.
     
  7. ghulkhan

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    Yea they are above BK and MCdonalds but pretty much everything is..
     
  8. migo

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    yeah, i just noticed there's one on the foggy bottom/GW campus area. around pennsylvania and 18th, i think? i think in the mini-mall that has the au bon pain and burro.

    i usually go to the one at pentagon city as a quick stopover - i.e., whenever i'm riding through.

    is the one on M street still there?


    yea that one actually just opened. I like Johnny Rockets...this coming from the guy from Jersey - where we have real diners and those are the BEST [​IMG]

    I'm not sure if you actually have to be a student, but www.campusfood.com has a list of crap student places, but it's convenient online ordering if you're too lazy to do anything
     
  9. GoSurface

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    No offense to GoSurface...but I think Johnny Rockets absolutely sucks. Their burgers are worse then Fat Burger and I dont htink Fat Burger is all that great....

    None taken.

    I actually like checkers burgers above all else. I only really ate at J. Rockets because they took Gworld.
     
  10. ghulkhan

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    None taken.

    I actually like checkers burgers above all else. I only really ate at J. Rockets because they took Gworld.


    Yea I like checkers a lot too. I think they make the best around DC. In N Out in cali is my favorite and shake shack in nyc...
     
  11. NoVaguy

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    No offense to GoSurface...but I think Johnny Rockets absolutely sucks. Their burgers are worse then Fat Burger and I dont htink Fat Burger is all that great....

    they're not great, but i like them because they offer an egg as a topping on the regular menu.
     
  12. Ivan Kipling

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    Not sure it's still there, but the Occidental Grill had fine seafood. Cozy, clubby decor, too.
     
  13. wpeters

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    Sure you may have been to Kinkeads and you might of not liked it but I assure you most people who have went there think its one of the best resteraunts in D.C.

    Kinkeads is a perfectly nice restaurant, and I've had meals there that range from fine to very good. It does a very strong expense account business. But I wouldn't call it one of the best restaurants in the city. If you think so, then I'm happy that you enjoy it. But it's the only expensive restaurant that you recommended to the OP. And if I had to pick one place as a splurge in DC, I would pick many places over Kinkeads - Citronelle, CityZen, 1789, Minibar, Oval Room, Asia Nora. Hell, even Charlie Palmer, Vidalia, Corduroy or Ardeo.

    Old Ebbits is really good too_Old Ebbits is considered a landmark in DC so STFU

    Old Ebbit is considered a tourist trap. The food is basically gussied up Cheesecake Factory. It's perfectly fine, and the happy hour is very upbeat and packed. But if the OP is going to schlep from Foggy Bottom across 17th St., I'd prefer several places above Old Ebbit, among them Zola and Ten Penh.
     
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    Old Ebbitt is ok. I went around lunch with some coworkers and wouldn't consider it worth a special trip(the main seating area is nice and we were in some country looking section).

    I've been looking for a reason to check out Zola, I heard it aint that great.
     
  15. migo

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    I go to this place on 21st and M, I think, called Bread & Chocolate for breakfast sometimes...it's generally quite good, though not the cheapest.
     
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    Add me to the list of those who had an excellent meal and great service at Kinkead's (as of two months ago). I would definitely recommend it
     
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    El Rinconcito II near the Columbia Height metro has excellent Salvadoran at reasonable prices. I still havn't found El Rinconcito I.
     
  18. Ambulance Chaser

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    Now, I need to find that shuttle from Foggy Bottom and Georgetown!
    The Circulator is your friend -- goes to Georgetown or Union Station. The 30-series metrobus will take you to Glover Park and up Wisconsin Avenue all the way to Friendship Heights.

    There are a lot of good cheap eats in Adams Morgan. In addition to the ones already mentioned, Astor and Amsterdam Falafel are well worth a visit.
     
  19. migo

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    The shuttle that did go from FB to gtown, the blue bus, now runs from FB to one of the farragut metro stations. It's really not that far of a walk though, specially from where the OP is staying
     
  20. GoSurface

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    The shuttle that did go from FB to gtown, the blue bus, now runs from FB to one of the farragut metro stations. It's really not that far of a walk though, specially from where the OP is staying

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

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