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2 Lunches and 2 Dinners in DC

Miss Needle | Mar 13, 201404:12 PM

Hi. We've decided to take a trip to DC to see the cherry blossoms. Unfortunately we won't have a lot of time -- arriving later on Saturday night (around 8P or so) and leaving after lunch on Monday. This allows for 2 dinners and 2 lunches. Couldn't get into minibar. No set budget or cuisine preferences except no Ethiopian (DH doesn't like it). As we don't have much time in DC basically looking for the "greatest hits" kind of thing -- I hate using that term as I know there probably is more depth to the area. We will have a car but prefer to keep lunches in the sightseeing area.

This is what I'm thinking of right now:

Sat dinner -- Komi or Jaleo
Sun lunch -- Zaytinya
Sun dinner -- Rogue 24 (made reservations)
Mon lunch -- Rasika

1. I'm leaning towards Komi as I've eaten at the Bazaar a couple of times and seems a bit similar to Jaleo, well at least the traditional tapas side. But I'm wondering if Komi is too much like Zaytinya. If one has other suggestions for a later meal on Saturday night I'm wide open.

2. Are reservations essential for Zaytinya and Rasika lunches? It's just that we plan to do a bit of sightseeing and would rather have the flexibility to eat lunch when it suits us.

3. Any breakfast places worth checking out? Probably looking for bakery type of items.

Haven't booked our hotel yet but leaning towards Penn Quarter for convenience purposes.

Appreciate any insights you may have. Thanks!

Rasika West End,
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