Choirgirl21 Posted March 23, 2010 Share Posted March 23, 2010 A fellow foodie friend is coming into town the first weekend of April and I've been thinking about where we should eat, but in doing so, I realized that I think I'm out of touch with the DC restaurant scene a tad as I've been eating out in Baltimore these days. And unfortunately, he will probably arrive too late on Friday for us to get into the city and Saturday evening we have a get together in Baltimore so that leaves Sunday as the only evening we can do dinner (unless we do lunch on Saturday). PS 7's is one of my favorite DC places, but I already know they're closed on Sundays. I used to really love Mendocino as well, but I'm not up for going to Georgetown. The other place that instantly crossed my mind is Central. I know the reviews on here are mixed, but I've always had consistently good meals there whether in the bar or dining room. However, I haven't been since the chef changed so I have no idea what I'd think of it now. If you could only introduce your friend to one place, where would you go? Price isn't a huge factor although places like Restaurant Eve and Komi are too much (Source's dining room would also be out for that reason I think), but entrees up to $30 (as long as the bulk don't hang out up there) are fine. Consistently good food is key, nice wine selection (with some reasonably priced at least), good service is a plus. Something that "says" DC, that's indicative of the food scene here in some way (one reason I would like Central, since Michel Richard established himself as a top DC chef long ago) if that makes sense? Thanks! Oops, totally forgot for a minute, we're going to see a show at the 9:30 club Monday night. I'm not sure I want to do the drawn out, multi-course expensive meal beforehand, but I would love suggestions for places in the area to eat and have a glass or two of wine or beer before heading to the show. I usually do Dukem, just b/c there's no good Ethiopian out here in the classy suburb of Laurel, but I'd like to try something different. The only place I can think of is Bar Pilar - not sure if it's still got a good reputation, but I've never been. Thanks again. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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