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3 Nights in DC


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I'm sure there are many threads like this in the DC forum, but I have VERY special requirements that need to be met. OK, not really. Here are some factors:

- I'm staying in DuPont circle.

- My friend and I would like to have one fancy-ish dinner. I read something a few months back in Bon Apetit or Gourmet about some superstar chef in DC. Anyone know who that is? Can I get a reservation there?

- Then some not-so-fancy but still delicious places.

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Adrober

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I'm sure there are many threads like this in the DC forum, but I have VERY special requirements that need to be met.  OK, not really.  Here are some factors:

-  I'm staying in DuPont circle.

-  My friend and I would like to have one fancy-ish dinner.  I read something a few months back in Bon Apetit or Gourmet about some superstar chef in DC.  Anyone know who that is?  Can I get a reservation there?

-  Then some not-so-fancy but still delicious places.

Thanks

Adrober

The October issue of Gourmet featured Michel Richard of Michel Richard Citronelle on the cover. Prime time reservations go quickly, so call as soon as you can. In Dupont you might enjoy: Firefly, Johnny's Half Shell, Pesce, Obelisk, Bistrot du Coin, Sette and Nora.

Mark

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Marcel's -- a step down from Citronelle but well into the realm of "fancy-ish".

Before you go to Citronelle, you have to promise that you've learned from Charlie Trotter's and will properly appreciate formal service and haute cuisine. :laugh:

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Marcel's -- a step down from Citronelle but well into the realm of "fancy-ish".

Before you go to Citronelle, you have to promise that you've learned from Charlie Trotter's and will properly appreciate formal service and haute cuisine. :laugh:

Although possibly Citronelle does not take itself quite as seriously as Trotter's (and Per Se for that matter). This is meant as a compliment, not an indication of lack of aspiration or quality.

Bill Russell

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Don't forget the Tabard Inn, a lovely place (with couches and a fireplace in the parlor for lounging before or after the meal) with a great, fairly priced wine list, just off Dupont Circle on N St between 17th and 18th - here's a link to the website - www.tabardinn.com

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I think you're thinking of Jose Andres, who runs Cafe Atlantico, Zaytinya and Jaleo in the district (w/ outposts of Jaleo in Arlington and Bethesda and another restaurant, Oyamel, also in Arlington).

None of his places are in Dupont, but are still worth taking a look at.

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If you and your friend like red meat, then I strongly urge you to spend one of your nights at Ray's The Steaks in Arlington, VA. Although not in the Du Pont Circle ares, it's a short, 10 minute, cab ride away.

Simply put: Chef Landrum's steaks are the best in the DC area. Here is a link to the thread:

Rays The Steaks

One thing -- try to call ahead and be flexible with your time... this place is very popular!!!!

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That sounds like Jose. Jose was named Chef of the Year by Bon Appetit in October and was included in Food & Wine's list of Tastemakers in November (they termed him the Approachable Avant-gardist). Anyway, if you want treat yourself to something really special, go to Jose's minibar during your visit to DC, http://www.cafeatlantico.com/miniBar.html.

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