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#1 Doodad

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Can someone recommend a few places for the evenings for the 7-10th. We are staying in old town near the King St station, but will have a car as well. No allergies or dislikes etc we are very adventurous. Price is not really a dealbreaker if it is unique or just that good. Thanks.

#2 rob1234

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

I had a great dinner at Restaurant Eve last year.

#3 Doodad

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

I looked at them and was hoping to here about them. Also saw Vermillion, Brabo's and Hank's Oysters. The ONLY drawback I saw to Eve is the dress code, but I know it is DC.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

I'll second the recommendation for Restaurant Eve and suggest that you go to the Bistro side vs. the Tasting Room. Since you have a car, if you can, get a reservation for Komi in DC.

If you are interested in cocktails, PX and/or the bar at Restaurant Eve are a must.

Also, there are a lot of great Ethopian restaurants in DC. Hope you enjoy your visit.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Eve, of course. I, too, recommend Vermillion and Brabo, along with The Majestic. All are walking distance from your hotel.

If you want to go elsewhere in DC, I wouldn't drive; most of the wonderful places are relatively (or very) close to a Metro station.

For special places in DC, Komi has already been mentioned; there's also Little Serow, from the same owner. (No reservations taken there.) Palena. Rogue 24. Marcel's. If you like Indian food, there's Rasika West End (or the original Rasika, which is louder).
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#6 Doodad

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:52 AM

We booked Brabo for the first night due to Eve having a $100 cancellation fee. I understand it, but our plans are kind of loose and we are not local so it seemed prudent to decline that.

How about Ethiopian in NOVA? We love Ethiopian. We are doing a candlelight tour of Mt Vernon one night and coming back would be great to seek out something.

#7 lperry

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:04 AM

Caboose Café on Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood is run by a lovely Ethiopian woman, Rhoda Worku, and the dinners are very good. She has a new location on Queen St. in Old Town, but I don't know that they are serving dinner yet. The day fare is sandwich / salad. If you have transportation and want excellent Ethiopian, Meaza in Bailey's Crossroads is the place to go.

#8 Doodad

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

Cool thanks for the suggestion. Anyone know about Skyline Cafe? Someone suggested it.

#9 lperry

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

The skyline area is sort of a "Little Ethiopia." I asked an Ethiopian colleague about the restaurants there, and he suggested Meaza, I suggested Caboose for ease of access.

#10 Doodad

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

I saw Meaza as well. Also saw a review about parking on Skyline. Thanks for the IM too.