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I have recently started a dining survey and I have published the first set of results in a document titled Opinionated About Dining, 50 Most Recommended Restaurants in North America & Europe. One DC restaurant made the list, and a number of members of this forum particpated in the survey. If you would like a free copy of the download, just click on the link below and leave your details and I will try and send you a copy by the end of the day. Also, if you are interested in particpating in the next version of the survey which should begin in about 3 weeks, and which I hope to publish this fall, there is a box you can check on the download request page. Thanks for your time and thanks to Don for letting me post this. I hope you enjoy reading the 50 Most Recommended.

50 Most Recommended Restaurants in North America & Europe

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This guy is here to promote his blog, nothing more.

Actually I came here for the sole purpose of promoting my survey which people can get free by clicking on This Link and following the link in the announcement. But when I asked Don if it was okay to post my link, he encouraged me to post here. I really didn't intend to, and the only reason I posted on this thread was that it has to do with a chef coming to NYC, which is where I live.

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Actually I came here for the sole purpose of promoting my survey which people can get free
Pardon the interruption, but people should know that receiving your promotional materials is not free: the cost is giving you a full name and a personal email address, to do with whatever you want. Caveat Lector.
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Correct. When I went to Maestro, it didn't live up to its billing. I was expecting cutting edge Italian cuisine. So I would have hoped that if Fabio came to NYC, he would be moving to a restaurant that encouraged him to get a NYT 4 star rating and I don't expect that is going to happen at Fiamma.

Yes and an email address as well. Otherwise how would I send you the download? :angry:

Can you advise on what DC restaurant made your "Top 50" list?

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Actually I came here for the sole purpose of promoting my survey which people can get free by clicking on This Link and following the link in the announcement. But when I asked Don if it was okay to post my link, he encouraged me to post here.

[This is all true. Steve asked if it was okay to post a link to his survey, and I said absolutely yes. He also said he had no intentions of posting anything else here, but I encouraged him to go ahead and post as he saw fit. Everyone is welcome here.

I understand Steve is a polarizing figure on the internet, but I'm also determined to moderate this website with an even hand. Yes, he's here to promote his survey, but lots of people are here to promote their own interests - as moderator, I keep waiting to see a problem, but other than a few minor dust-ups, I really haven't seen one yet.

Cheers,

Rocks.]

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First of all, it's not "my list." It's a survey that 175 people participated in, some of whom are members of this forum. And the only restaurant from DC that made the list was Citronelle. Mini-Bar just missed. The only other restaurant that was mentioned was Cafe Atlantico which had the dubious distinction of being on the list of least recommended restaurants.

I am about to launch the second version of the survey in a few weeks. Since I began sending out the downloads (about a week and a half ago to the public although people who participated recieved copies more than a month ago,) more than 250 people have signed up to participate. Some from this forum. About 1/3 of the people who request a download indicate an interest in particpating in the survey.

If I have to say so myself, it's a pretty nice document. The editing/graphic design team who do the Food & Wine Annual Wine Guides worked on the project and it has a nice look and feel to it. And if you are type of person who likes to travel to Europe to dine (or other parts of the U.S,) I think you would find it a useful document. And all it costs is your name and email address!

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The second Opinionated About Dining survey is now live. If you would like to participate, go to Opinionated About Dining Surveys and enter your details into the database and tomorrow morning you will receive an email with a pre-approval code. The survey contains close to 2,400 fine dining establishments in North America and Europe, including 39 restaurants in the DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland region. I've included a list of the restaurants below:

1789

2941 Restaurant

Asia Nora

Augustine's Fine Dining

Café 15

Café Atlántico

Café MoZU

Charleston

Citronelle

CityZen

Colvin Run Tavern

Equinox

Eve

Gerard's Place

Hampton's

Inn at Easton, The

Inn at Little Washington

Inn at Perry Cabin, The

Kinkead's

Komi

L'Auberge Chez François

L'Auberge Provençale

Lafayette

Le Paradou

Lemaire Restaurant

Maestro

Marcel's

Mini-Bar

Nora

Obelisk

Palena

Patowmack Farm

Ritz-Carlton, The Grill (Pentagon City)

Ritz-Carlton, The Grill (Washington, DC)

Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center

Seasons

Teatro Goldono

Tosca

Willard Room

Participating in the survey is simple. You are presented with interactive maps of North America and Europe and you can click on any region where you have dining experience and rate the restaurants in that region which are listed by various sub-categories. 175 people participated in our last survey. The participants ranged from people who were able to rate as many as 250 restaurants to those who were only able to rate a handful. EVERYONE'S RATINGS ARE FACTORED INTO THE RESULTS REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY RESTAURANTS THEY ARE ABLE TO RATE.

Since July 1st when I first started sending out the current results via a .pdf download, 350 additional people have expressed interest in participating in the upcoming survey. If you haven't already signed up and you would like to participate, go to the URL listed earlier in this post and enter your details. I plan to publish a document this fall titled, "Opinionated About Dining, 100 Most Recommended Restaurants in North America and Europe."

Thanks for your time and I hope you decide to take part in helping us create what I hope will become the best guide to dining available on the marketplace.

Steve Plotnicki

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Augustine's Fine Dining

Charleston

Hampton's

Inn at Perry Cabin, The

Lemaire Restaurant

Patowmack Farm

Ritz-Carlton, The Grill (Pentagon City)

Ritz-Carlton, The Grill (Washington, DC)

Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center

Seasons

Teatro Goldono

Willard Room

These seem like strange choices. I haven't even heard of some of them.

Is AFD kind of like BFD? :angry:

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This sounds like an interesting survey, but it is aptly named -- Opinonated is the operative word, since the surveyors are self-selected. I wonder what the geographic distribution of the surveyors is, since if heavily weighted in favor of say the NYC metro area, then the dining experience of that group would probably reflect a wider familiarity with that region leading to a greater number of establishments from that region showing up on the list.

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How indeed. Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center, and no Corduroy?

Somewhat off-topic, but Roof Terrace recently picked up a fine Chef de Cuisine in Karen Hayes (ex Sous Chef at Hank's, Melrose, and Marcel's). Finally, she gets her own gig!

Cheers,

Rocks.

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Those of you who have recieved copies, I wouldn't mind a bit of feedback if you have the time.

well...since you ask...

I do have some questions about the rating system.

Here is what you wrote about the "panelists" (emphasis added) -

The 50 Most Recommended Restaurants were determined on the basis of data collected by our invitation-only survey panel between January and April 2007. The 175 diners who took part in the survey were drawn from a pool consisting of members of the Opinionated About Dining forums, friends and acquaintances who are passionate about dining out, Internet food bloggers who were sent blind solicitations, and food enthusiasts recommended by other participants.

....

After submitting their ratings, panelists were each assigned a weight based on their level of dining experience as gauged by the number of restaurants they rated and the geographical diversity of those restaurants. Each rating was converted to a score ranging from 70 to 120, and each score was adjusted for the weight of the panelist who submitted the rating. As a result, the opinions of more experienced diners had a greater impact on a restaurant's final score than the opinions of less experienced diners.

Unlike the rating systems employed by other guides, OA doesn't claim that there is a specific correlation between the highest score or ranking and the best cuisine. The list is merely a set of recommendations from a group of knowledgeable diners, and it reflects their likes, dislikes, preferences, and biases. But since the panel is made up of people with significant international dining experience, their collective recommendations imply levels of quality and enjoyment, and in my opinion, result in information that is more reliable and useful to diners than what currently exists

in the market.

This is the first in a series of exciting lists we intend to publish. In the coming weeks, we plan to start collecting new ratings for an updated and expanded list of the 100 most recommended restaurants, to be issued in the fall. Also in the works are surveys of moderate and casual restaurants in New York, London, and Paris, and we are going to be opening up the survey process to the public....

My questions - Will you be screening the participants for future lists to ensure that they have "significant international dining experience"? And what does that mean to you? Finally, for this list, did you participate, and if so, what "weight" did you give to yourself? In otherwords, of the 175 panelists, where did you rank yourself?

Thanks.

[eta: Never heard of Augustine's Fine Dining in these parts - just the one in Maine. :angry: ]

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How indeed. Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center, and no Corduroy?

That was basically the -exact- same comment that popped in my head when I took a look at the list. There were also a couple of restaurants that I recommend very frequently but that weren't on the list, but that also didn't fit the apparent "feel" of the list. Dino and RTS both come to mind. I recommend both frequently but neither has the high-class feel that this list exudes.

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I just got my top 50 email and it seems to me that this list is based on how much money you have. When I read it I just see wealthy foodies blubbermouthing about their cellar and "the last meal I had at Per Se....wawawa.". It doesn't have a whole lot of soul to it. I think I'll wait four more years for Reichl's american list.

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Let's all give zeros to Citronelle, and start a write-in campaign for Chef Geoff's.
hmmm....fightin' words.

Look all I'm saying is that it seems a little over the top in its presentation:references to $50 sushi pieces, 10lb turbot cooked to perfection, renting a helicopter to return for another dinner, beluga caviar with gold flakes. What about the progressives?: The Hebberoys in Portland, Anice Stellato in Venice, and Komi here in DC. I know that Anice may not be "fine dining" but it's a tremendous restaurant that reflects not only the local cuisine but also foward thinking in food.

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hmmm....fightin' words.

Look all I'm saying is that it seems a little over the top in its presentation:references to $50 sushi pieces, 10lb turbot cooked to perfection, renting a helicopter to return for another dinner, beluga caviar with gold flakes. What about the progressives?: The Hebberoys in Portland, Anice Stellato in Venice, and Komi here in DC. I know that Anice may not be "fine dining" but it's a tremendous restaurant that reflects not only the local cuisine but also foward thinking in food.

Neiman Marcus puts out a Christmas catalog every year with outrageously expensive stuff--not the "best" stuff or the best values--just ridiculously expensive stuff. Perhaps this "survey" ought to be considered in the same light. (Writes somebody who just ate dinner at Corduroy, with all that absolutely perfect food at RW prices. :angry: )
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I just got my top 50 email and it seems to me that this list is based on how much money you have. When I read it I just see wealthy foodies blubbermouthing about their cellar and "the last meal I had at Per Se....wawawa.". It doesn't have a whole lot of soul to it. I think I'll wait four more years for Reichl's american list.

KA-DING!!! We have a winner!

Not that I'm promoting the grilled-cheese-sandwich-in-the-toaster bag. :angry:

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I just got my top 50 email and it seems to me that this list is based on how much money you have. When I read it I just see wealthy foodies blubbermouthing about their cellar and "the last meal I had at Per Se....wawawa.". It doesn't have a whole lot of soul to it. I think I'll wait four more years for Reichl's american list.

I agree. It seems like the perfect restaurant list for Patrick Bateman.

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My apologies to everyone for not responding to your posts. The email notification must have been disabled and I didn't realize there were responses to my posts. Let's see if I can make up for some lost time.

My questions - Will you be screening the participants for future lists to ensure that they have "significant international dining experience"? And what does that mean to you? Finally, for this list, did you participate, and if so, what "weight" did you give to yourself? In otherwords, of the 175 panelists, where did you rank yourself?

There isn't any screening of particpants. Everyone is welcome to rate as many restaurants as they want.

This sounds like an interesting survey, but it is aptly named -- Opinonated is the operative word, since the surveyors are self-selected. I wonder what the geographic distribution of the surveyors is, since if heavily weighted in favor of say the NYC metro area, then the dining experience of that group would probably reflect a wider familiarity with that region leading to a greater number of establishments from that region showing up on the list.

The first suvey was very New York and London-centric because that is where most of the members of my discussion forums live. But the geographic distribution of particpants of the new survey is more diverse. But just as a point of reference, Citronelle is the 14th most rated restaurant in the U.S.

I just got my top 50 email and it seems to me that this list is based on how much money you have. When I read it I just see wealthy foodies blubbermouthing about their cellar and "the last meal I had at Per Se....wawawa.". It doesn't have a whole lot of soul to it. I think I'll wait four more years for Reichl's american list.

Well this is a fine dining survey and the original price point for inclusion was a tasting menu at $75 or higher or 3 1/2 courses for that price. As I started compiling the list I changed tacks and I based it on the price of the entrees. There is going to be a different survey that launches this fall which focuses on moderately priced and inexpensive restaurants (all the way down to hot dog stands) so anything that missed this survey because it was borderline will appear there.

Look all I'm saying is that it seems a little over the top in its presentation:references to $50 sushi pieces, 10lb turbot cooked to perfection, renting a helicopter to return for another dinner, beluga caviar with gold flakes. What about the progressives?: The Hebberoys in Portland, Anice Stellato in Venice, and Komi here in DC. I know that Anice may not be "fine dining" but it's a tremendous restaurant that reflects not only the local cuisine but also foward thinking in food.

Well it is directed at a specific type of diner. For example, I love going to Falls Church to eat Vietnamese food. But I wouldn't make a special trip from NYC just to do it. But I would make a special trip to eat at places like Mini-Bar, Citronelle, CityZen etc. and then visit Falls Church on the same trip. And while this might not describe your dining habits and preferences, it does reflect the habits of the fine dining community and this publication is directed at them. Hopefully, the places you deem "soulfull" will appear on a future survey.

Anyway getting down to more serious business, data collection for the new survey is going great. The following restaurants in the D.C./Mid-Atlantic region have been rated often enough to have been assigned a score:

Cafe Atlantico

Citronelle

CityZen

Eve

Inn at Little Washington

Kinkead's

Mini-Bar

Palena

The following list have been rated enough times to have a contingent score:

2941 Restaurant

Equinox

Komi

L'Auberge Chez Francois

Tosca

Plus there are many restaurants which are on the verge of a contingent score like Charleston or the Inn at Perry Cabin. If you havenm't already registered to particpate, you are welcome to do so at Survey. Or if you have registered and haven't finished rating all of the restaurants you have visited, please log on and rate away.

Thanks for your time and thanks for your participation and once again, thanks to Don for letting me post this ehere. And feel free to ask as many questions as you want. I will try and be more prompt about answering them in the future.

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So data collection has been great. Since opening this phase of the survey we have collected over 2000 ratings which is ahead of where we were last time this point into the survey. While data in the D.C. area is coming in at a steady pace , the following cities/locations could use a bit of help. If you can add anything to the database for the restaurants in these locations that would be great;

1. Portland/Kennebunkport, Maine

2. Philadelphia, PA

3. The South including Atlanta, Charleston, Birmingham

4. Las Vegas, NV

5. Seattle. WA

Just click on the link below and go to the bottom of the page and click on Create an Account. I will approve your registration as soon as I am notifed. Thanks.

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I am happy to announce our new Rating Reward program where OAD survey participants can earn reward points which they can redeem for discount coupons and gift certificates to a select group of retailers including:

Bryan’s Fine Foods

Casa Oliver

Chamber Street Wines

Chefshop.com

Farm2 Market

Grateful Palate

Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Jeni’s Ice Cream

Kitchen Arts & Letters

Murray’s Cheese

Russ & Daughters

Terroir Select Coffees

For the details of how you can earn and redeem points and coupons, click on the link below and click on the link labeled "Awards." If you have already participated in the survey, your ratings will roll over into our reward program. Enjoy yourselves and thanks for all of your help.

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Sorry I couldn't post this on Friday but I've been swamped. This past Friday, Opinionated About Dining Survey was featured in an article about restaurant guides being published in 2008 along with those "other two guides." Here is a link to the article:

USA Today

For the many people from this board who participated in the survey, I wanted to say thanks for all of your help. We certainly couldn't have gotten to this point without you. For those of you who might be interested in participating, data collection is taking place until January 3rd. Just go to this link to

register

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The results of the 2008 Fine Dining Survey are posted on my home page. They have also been published in a 56 page guide that is available for $6.95. If you participated in the survey, you should recieve your copy in the mail sometime next week. If you didn't participate and would like to recieve a free copy, you can still get one by filling out the survey. Just click on the link below and follow the registration links on the home page. Or, if you would like to purchase copies, you can do so using a PayPal account on the home page or most independant book stores will have copies by the end of the week. Thanks to everyone who helped with this project. It was loads of fun and its the tip of the iceberg.

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DC restos in the 2008 survey: Komi, Minibar and Citronelle. Minibar actually shows up in the Worth Going Out Of Your Way For category -- one of nine North American restaurants on that list; the others are Alinea, French Laundry, Jean Georges, Manresa, McCrady's, Per Se, Splendido and Urasawa. Urasawa is actually the top-ranked North American restaurant in the guide, just edging out Flaundry.

Steve, how close did CityZen come to making the list?

I'd eat there over Morimoto, Cyrus, Boulevard, Alan Wong's, Joe's Stone Crab and Matsuhisa (among others) any night of the week. Well, unless Nobu himself was cooking omakase in that little Matsuhisa side room again!

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DC restos in the 2008 survey: Komi, Minibar and Citronelle. Minibar actually shows up in the Worth Going Out Of Your Way For category -- one of nine North American restaurants on that list; the others are Alinea, French Laundry, Jean Georges, Manresa, McCrady's, Per Se, Splendido and Urasawa. Urasawa is actually the top-ranked North American restaurant in the guide, just edging out Flaundry.

Steve, how close did CityZen come to making the list?

I'd eat there over Morimoto, Cyrus, Boulevard, Alan Wong's, Joe's Stone Crab and Matsuhisa (among others) any night of the week. Well, unless Nobu himself was cooking omakase in that little Matsuhisa side room again!

CityZen wasn't even close and it currently has a score in the high 80's. It's one of the bigger disappointments in the survey. If I had to put my finger on what is driving the score, people who ate there more than a year ago rated it significantly lower than people who have been there over the past year. I've noticed that as new people rate the restaurant, the score keeps inching up. But since the experience score of the average diner who ate there is 11.58, it's going to take a bit of time to correct itself, unless a few diners with high experience scores add new ratings to the database where they rate it in one of the three highest categories.

How does Citronelle rate?

Hey Mark how are you? Citronelle had a score of 99 points which makes it a "Top Local Choice." That's down from the last survey as recent ratings that have come in over the past 6 months have been somewhat lower than what I was saw last year . In terms of popularity (meaning the number of times it was rated,) it was the 30th most rated restaurant in the survey which is very high. As for the experience of the panel who rated it, the average diner had an experience score of 9.6 which is about the same as places like The French Laundry and Alinea, but lower than top French restaurants like Arpege which has an experience average of 12, or Alain Ducasse Monte Carlo which had an experience factor of 17.

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Nice piece about the survey in USA Today

USA Today

Otherwise we are already collecting data for the 2009 Survey. This time it won't just be a top 100 and I am hoping to publish a comprehensive guide to dining in the U.S. that includes all levels of dining and an additional 3,500 restaurants in the U.S. are being added to the survey in a few weeks. If you would like to particpate (it would be greatly appreciated,) just click on the link and register. I will send you a free copy of the 2008 guide in the mail as soon as you begin rating restaurants.

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Also, I could use some help with the list of D.C. Area restaurants that are being added to the survey. Please let me know if you think there are restaurants that need to be added, or which need to be removed for that matter. I can especially use some help with inexpensive ethnic restaurants that are worth telling people about when they are visiting D.C.

Formal & Contemporary 1789

Formal & Contemporary Café 15

Formal & Contemporary Café Atlántico

Formal & Contemporary Café MoZU

Formal & Contemporary Citronelle

Formal & Contemporary CityZen

Formal & Contemporary Equinox

Formal & Contemporary Galileo

Formal & Contemporary Gerard's Place

Formal & Contemporary Il Laboratorio del Galileo

Formal & Contemporary Kinkead's

Formal & Contemporary Lafayette

Formal & Contemporary Le Paradou

Formal & Contemporary Marcel's

Formal & Contemporary Mini-Bar

Formal & Contemporary Nora

Formal & Contemporary Obelisk

Formal & Contemporary Palena

Formal & Contemporary Ritz-Carlton, The Grill (Washington, DC)

Formal & Contemporary Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center

Formal & Contemporary Seasons

Formal & Contemporary Teatro Goldono

Formal & Contemporary Tosca

Formal & Contemporary Willard Room

French & Italian Al Crostino

French & Italian Al Tiramisu

French & Italian Belga Café

French & Italian Bis

French & Italian Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

French & Italian Capri

French & Italian Central Michel Richard

French & Italian Filomena Ristorante

French & Italian Geranio

French & Italian i Ricchi

French & Italian La Bergerie

French & Italian La Chaumiere

French & Italian Lafayette

French & Italian Landini Brothers

French & Italian Lavandou

French & Italian Le Mistral

French & Italian Le Refuge

French & Italian Les Halles

French & Italian Mon Ami Gabi

French & Italian Montmartre

French & Italian Notti Bianche

French & Italian Olives

French & Italian Petits Plats

French & Italian Primi Piatti

French & Italian Sette Bello

French & Italian Tivoli

French & Italian Tragara

Modern American 701

Modern American Acadiana

Modern American Addie's

Modern American Agraria

Modern American B. Smith's

Modern American Black Market Bistro

Modern American Black's Bar & Kitchen

Modern American Buck's Fishing & Camping

Modern American Butterfield 9

Modern American Cashion's Eat Place

Modern American Coeur de Lion

Modern American David Craig Bethesda

Modern American DC Coast

Modern American Del Merei Grille

Modern American Firefly

Modern American Georgia Brown's

Modern American Grapeseed

Modern American Grille, The

Modern American Majestic Cafe

Modern American Mark and Orlando's

Modern American Mendocino Grille & Wine Bar

Modern American New Heights

Modern American Occidental

Modern American Oval Room

Modern American Palette

Modern American Persimmon

Modern American Poste Moderne Brasserie

Modern American Tabard Inn

Modern American Vidalia

Modern American Zola

American/Steaks/Seafood BlackSalt

American/Steaks/Seafood BLT Steak

American/Steaks/Seafood Capital Grille, The

American/Steaks/Seafood Charlie Palmer Steak

American/Steaks/Seafood Clyde's

American/Steaks/Seafood Colorado Kitchen

American/Steaks/Seafood Harry's Tap Room

American/Steaks/Seafood Little Fountain Café

American/Steaks/Seafood Morrison-Clark Inn

American/Steaks/Seafood Hank's Oyster Bar

American/Steaks/Seafood Jerry's Seafood

American/Steaks/Seafood Johnny's Half Shell

American/Steaks/Seafood Legal Sea Foods

American/Steaks/Seafood McCormick & Schmick's

American/Steaks/Seafood Oceanaire Seafood Room

American/Steaks/Seafood Old Angler's Inn

American/Steaks/Seafood Old Ebbitt Grill

American/Steaks/Seafood Pesce

American/Steaks/Seafood Prime Rib

American/Steaks/Seafood Ray's The Steaks

American/Steaks/Seafood Sam & Harry's

American/Steaks/Seafood Sea Catch

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive 2 Amys

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Bangkok Joe's

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Bombay Club

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Bread Line

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Ceiba

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Ceviche

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Curry Club

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Diner, The

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive El Pollo Rico

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Five Guys

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Florida Ave. Grill

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Fogo de Chão

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Heritage India

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive IndeBleu

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Indique

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Jaleo

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Kabob Palace Family Restaurant

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Lebanese Taverna

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Leopold’s Kafe & Konditorei

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Makoto

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Mourayo

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Open City

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Pizzeria Paradiso

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Rasika

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Regent Thai, The

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Rosa Mexicano

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Sake Club

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Sushi Taro

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Sushi-Ko

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive TenPenh

D.C. Ethnic & Inexpensive Zaytinya

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive A&J

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Azucar

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Bangkok54

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Bombay

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Bombay Bistro

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Crisp & Juicy

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive El Gavilan

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Elevation Burger

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Faryab

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Haandi

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Huong Que

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Huong Viet

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Kazan

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Layalina

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Luna Grill & Diner

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Mark's Duck House

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Passage to India

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Peking Gourmet Inn

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Pho 75

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Rabieng

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Samantha's

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Shamshiry

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Tachibana

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Tako Grill

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Taqueria El Charrito Caminante

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Tavira

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Thai Square

Virginia/Maryland Ethnic & Inexpensive Woo Lae Oak

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You will have to remove these from the list:

Formal & Contemporary Café 15 (doesn't exist)

Formal & Contemporary Café MoZu (basically a hotel coffee shop)

Formal & Contemporary Galileo (doesn't exist)

Formal & Contemporary Gerard's Place (now a bistro)

Formal & Contemporary Il Laboratorio del Galileo (doesn't exist)

Formal & Contemporary Ritz-Carlton, The Grill (Washington, DC) (defunct)

Formal & Contemporary Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center (never been a serious contender)

Formal & Contemporary Seasons (about to undergo transformation to Michael Mina)

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You will have to remove these from the list:

Formal & Contemporary Café 15 (doesn't exist)

Formal & Contemporary Café MoZu (basically a hotel coffee shop)

Formal & Contemporary Galileo (doesn't exist)

Formal & Contemporary Gerard's Place (now a bistro)

Formal & Contemporary Il Laboratorio del Galileo (doesn't exist)

Formal & Contemporary Ritz-Carlton, The Grill (Washington, DC) (defunct)

Formal & Contemporary Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center (never been a serious contender)

Formal & Contemporary Seasons (about to undergo transformation to Michael Mina)

Actually they have already been removed from the survey (save for Gerard's Place.) I copied this list off of the Excel spreadsheet and didn't takethe deletions into account.

Makoto is ethnic but not inexpensive

The category is Ethnic & Inexpensive. I know that reads like inexpensive ethnic, but it is actually both experience and inexpensive ethnic. It's one of the pitfalls of trying to cram two categories into one.

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I enjoyed myself. It was the second radio interview for me (I did Jennifer English in Tuscon, AZ) and I was more comfortable this time. Afterwards I told my publicist that I'm ready for Mike & the Mad Dog and Hardball!

If I get invited back, I will try to give Don Rocks a plug.

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