Restaurants & Bars 53

DC Over Labor Day

burgeoningfoodie | Jun 16, 2009 02:12 PM

Hello fellow chowhounds,

I'll be coming to the DC area over Labor Day. Staying in Rosslyn off of Fort Myer Road and would like to know whats around that area and in DC to catch a quick bite for breakfast before heading to the sightseeing.

I was in DC about five years ago and tried out Jaleo, Bistro Bis, and this little German place in a little house slight NE of the Capitol (owner was an older German lady). They were all great and I really enjoyed Jaleo (although it was a bit frantic and tight).

So my other questions besides the one in the first paragraph are these:

Is that area of Rosslyn still an okay place? I remember it catering to the business traveler it seemed?

What are some good places to eat in (I'd like to venture back to Jaleo by Ford Theatre) DC proper area as well as Rosslyn? I've seen mention of Ray's Hellburger. Also, I may finally get to Georgetown this time. I remember seeing that there was a good Ethiopian place there.. maybe it was Zeds. Anyways, I'm not looking to eat at the same places as last time. Cashion's I heard was good and so was Vidalia's. I may eat one or two nice nice dinners (not necessarily needing the full jacket and tie). I guess what I"m looking for are good places for lunch that will leave money for better experiences for dinner. Most of our (gf and I) time will be spent probably going through the Smithsonian buildings. I would love to try Ben's Chili Bowl, but I don't know about going all the way to U-Street and not sure if it would be worth going just for that.

Lastly, what are some good and safe nightspots for jazz or big band?

I may have more questions later and sorry that this is a jumble of thoughts.

Thanks :-)

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