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Assistance Please

luckygirl | Sep 24, 2006 10:44 PM


My husband and I make an annual October trip to DC for fat crabs, blues, museums and dining.

This year I have chosen Bistro Bis and Citronelle for our two special dinners.

I chose Bistro Bis over other French places for the menu and also for their cheese service.

I chose Citronelle since it is a classic DC fine dining spot to which we've never been.

The Citronelle choice was a hard one. I was also considering CityZen and Palena for that night. CityZen has been so intriguing to me since last year though we skipped it on last years trip. It seems though from all that I have read on here and other boards, Cityzen doesn't always live up to the mark. Any input to help decide between tthe three? I looked at Palena's website and didn't find a current meenu rather one from severl years ago. That didn't help me opt for them though I will call and ask for current menu to be emailed to me, hopefully they will do that.

Also, I need help with choosing a place for crabs. We usually go to Cantler's in Annapolis but I would like to try some place different this year. Most importantly for a crap place is that they ONLY serve local crabs during the season. Good crab soup is a nice bonus.

Finally, how about asian? Specifically Thai and Vietnemese. I think we will hit Four Sisters based on some posts I've seen here. Any other shouldn't miss spots for Vietnamese? How is Neisha Thai? Any other thai places?

Thanks so much for any help you have to give. I would love tto return the favor if any of you get to Cleveland!

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