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Please help me plan a few meals out in DC


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Please help me plan a few meals out in DC

movesalot | | Jul 2, 2011 07:07 AM

We live about an hour and a half outside of DC and since we’ve moved here we’ve taken a bunch of day trips into the city. Sure we like to spend some time at a museum or hang out on the mall but mostly we come in for the food. Not sure how much longer we’ll be living here but I anticipate getting into the city at least a handful of times and I’d like input on where else we should be sure to eat. We’ll be bringing our toddler with us so that limits us a bit but we are into all types of cuisine: American, French, seafood, sushi, Thai, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Ethiopian, you name it we will eat it! So far we’ve eaten at the following restaurants:
Darlington House (for brunch)
Jaleo (Bethesda location)
Cafe Atlantico (I’m a bit of a Jose Andres groupie, although I was pretty disappointed by Cafe Atlantico the one time we went there. It was just a few days before it closed so maybe everything was just a little off)
We’ve been to some other places too but they weren’t particularly chow-worthy.

We definitely plan to hit Good Eats, Art and Soul & Etete but other than that, I’d love some guidance. What are the not to be missed places we could get away with bringing our toddler? I’m wondering if it is truly worth it to go to some of the standard “kid friendly” recommendations such as Two Amy’s and Matchbox.

Last question, it seems that the general consensus is that it’s not worth eating in Georgetown because there are better eats to be had but I love that area so I’m wondering if we are going to spend a day there, what would be our best bet for lunch?

Cafe Atlantico
405 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

1942 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Two Amys
3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Rasika Restaurant
633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Darlington House
Washington, DC, Washington, DC

701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Art and Soul
415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001