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Last minute dinner out tomorrow -- ideas?

dracisk | Jun 4, 201511:00 AM

My husband and I have been offered babysitting -- a very rare occurrence -- for tomorrow night, and I'm trying to figure out where to go for dinner. I used to eat out all the time before having a kid, but of course that's been curtailed, so I don't feel up to speed on our options.

We'll be coming from Silver Spring, so I'm thinking we'll want to do something in an easily accessible (by car) part of the District (so not Georgetown Waterfront, although I'd love to try Fiola Mare).

Price isn't super-important, but we're not looking to break the bank. My husband isn't into small plates, which eliminates China Chilcano, which of course I want to try. He's also not super adventurous. I've been wanting to try Red Hen, but of course they have no reservations at this point for tomorrow night. I'm not up for waiting for hours in a line, so no Little Serow or Rose's Luxury (not sure my husband would be into either of those anyway).

I feel like people have mentioned good places in Petworth and/or Shaw, but I went back a little ways on the board and couldn't find those threads. ETA: I'm open to other neighborhoods, but I'm not looking for long hauls from Silver Spring.

Thanks in advance for any ideas anyone has!

Fiola Mare,
China Chilcano,
Red Hen,
Little Serow,
Rose's Luxury
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