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2 dinners in DC

geg5150 | Sep 30, 2007 08:28 AM

Hi y'all,

I'm telling you, I'm having a problem finding places that I love in DC. I usually stay in Dupont Circle.

Here's what I'm looking for: There will be four of us there next weekend. I need two dinners. I'd like something fun and one night maybe a little nicer, maybe romantic. Both places with character and great food.

We'll be staying at the Renaissance on M Street, but we'll be working at the DC Convention Center on Rhode Island on Saturday and Sunday.

We love tapas, we tried Zayatinya a while back and weren't super impressed, we had a bad service experience. I've been to the Tabard Inn for drinks and an app, I'm hearing very mixed things about it. Be honest with me. Plaza Lauriol -- I like the energy and the atmosphere, the food is ok, but we just moved from Phoenix, so we're tough judges of Mexican food. But anything like this atmosphere, caliber would be welcome. We were at the Brewer's Art in Baltimore last week and really liked that, so if that's a point of reference, I hope that helps.

Any BOYB's that are great?

I'd like one less expensive to moderate place, $100 for all of us not including drinks, tips, tax and one moderate place, maybe $175 for all four not including drinks, tips, tax.

Maybe Ethiopian would fit the bill the the less expensive option. I hear Elete on U Street is great. What about Jaleo or Cafe Atlantico?

We're pretty adventurous. Thanks so much in advance!!

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