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Choose my night out with my favorite relatives.

mrspvr | Jul 27, 2007 11:18 AM

Hello Trusty Food Soldiers. My favorite brother-in-law and sister-in-law are coming to DC for a visit. My thoughts are:
Blacksalt
Dino
La Chaumiere
Komi
Restaurant Kolumbia
Obelisk
Cafe Atlantico
Indebleu
Cityzen

Please, no trashing of Dino. It's a Go To favorite for my husband and I. We live close and like the food and wine list. If anything, I might take it off the list so we don't feel like we haven't done anything special while my husband's brother and his wife are here.

Are Blacksalt and Obelisk pricier than the rest of the list? Haven't been to either. Going for upper middle scale, not a blow out night out and eat beans and rice for the next two months to compensate. (But man that sounds kinda good now. Hot sauce...Mmmmm)
Anyway, I may take Blacksalt off just because I'm not sure that a seafood focus is the thing for this night out. (But on that note, is Hook worth putting on the list?)

The only ones we've been to are Dino, La Chaumiere (great quenelles), and Komi (please no bashing. Been there only one time and will defend it to my death)

Been inside Restaurant Kolumbia but not far in. Never ate or drank there. Is the space too narrow, quiet and romantic for four thirty somethings who are spending the night bonding and yapping?

Alternative suggestions are always welcome. We don't wish to leave the city limits, and my husband and I will not tolerate a crappy wine list. I do not do American wines often at all. No offense intended, some of them are obviously great.

And don't bother suggesting Citronelle's new mid scale place whatever it's called. No thanks.

Thank you one and all!

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