DH and I are making a quick visit to your wonderful city. CF Folks and Fast Gourmet have been on my list of places to try forever. We like lots of value for the $ and, of course, fabulous food. Is one of these clearly the better choice? (We like almost every food/cuisine, except for raw fish.)
On my last trip to DC, I took the Metro to Eastern Market then hoofed it to Levi's Port Cafe, only to find them NOT OPEN :0( Are they still in business? Are they worth it for one of our limited number of meals? Or is Oohhs and Aahhs better?
Any suggestions for great places to eat in the Eastern Market area?
Here are some of the places we have in mind for this trip, in addition to CF Folks and/or Fast Gourmet. Any clinkers on our list?
*Zatinaya (I love this food but DH doesn't so I'll go when he's at his conference.)
*Bourbon Steak for a drink and some bar food
*Nando's for chicken
*possibly West End Raskia
*We really want some southern food, so Oohhs and Aahhs or Levi's Port Cafe or whatever you suggest
*P7 for short ribs
*possibly Etete for Ethiopian although we can get really good Ethiopian at home
Any I should add to this list, given that we like lots of value for the $$?
I tried to look for Happy Hours with both great drinks and great food, but didn't have much luck. Any tips on great HH would be appreciated.
Finally, DH and I would be up for a trip on the Metro out of DC proper for some excellent Chinese food, as long as we could walk from the Metro stop to the restaurant. We are great walkers and could easily walk a mile to and from the resto. Holes in the wall are fine; we just want really good food.
Thanks very much.
p.s. We LOVE LOVE LOVE the DC metro--cheap, clean, efficient.