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Posted: 9/28/2004 5:29:26 PM EST
Looking for a good restaurant in DC or on the free side of the river, but I figger DC probably will have the best. I mean REALLY good, I mean maybe $40 a person or more without wine and well worth it. Also, unless it's extraordinary, no chains.

One caveat: I don't eat seafood (except the occasional sushi) nor pork.

Most cuisines, however, I like. Thai, Italian, any middle eastern, Indian, French (boeuf bourgignion... mmmmmmmm...), American, Mexican, Peruvian, Chinese, Japanese. But not Ethiopian. It just doesn't taste right.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:45:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Looking for a good restaurant in DC or on the free side of the river, but I figger DC probably will have the best. I mean REALLY good, I mean maybe $40 a person or more without wine and well worth it. Also, unless it's extraordinary, no chains.

One caveat: I don't eat seafood (except the occasional sushi) nor pork.

Most cuisines, however, I like. Thai, Italian, any middle eastern, Indian, French (boeuf bourgignion... mmmmmmmm...), American, Mexican, Peruvian, Chinese, Japanese. But not Ethiopian. It just doesn't taste right.


The best restaurant I've found in the area is Panino in Manassas VA. Last time my wife and I ate there we got out of there for about $200 including a fairly expensive bottle of wine and desserts for both of us.. I had a 'mixed grill' that was quail, bison spareribs and venison sausage. Everything was excellent and the deserts were the absolute best I've ever tasted anywhere.

Don't let the location or external appearance fool you, it is excellent.

Reservations are required.

www.washingtonian.com/dining/Profiles/paninoAugust_2003.html
manassas.va.dinerate.com/panino-restaurant~116464

Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:49:15 PM EST
Ethiopian food? You mean like MREs with UN AID marked on them?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 8:23:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Ethiopian food? You mean like MREs with UN AID marked on them?


That's what I think everytime I see an Ethipian restaurant.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:12:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 1:12:55 AM EST by MagKnightX]

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Ethiopian food? You mean like MREs with UN AID marked on them?



Nah, it's this really wierd spongy-pancakey bread and lots of cold and odd sauces with a tiny bit of cold and odd meat. At least, that's what I've seen.

ETA: Combat_Jack, wtf are you doing in the DC forum? Don't you live in Washington STATE?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:16:16 AM EST
Yep, Washington state. But its late, and Active Topics is quiet. I visited DC once, nice museums, but I didn't much care for it. Got to tour the White House even. Pretty fucking cool!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:28:10 AM EST
Mortons Steak house. It is awesome. There are several in the DC and NVA areas. Beats ruth chris by far.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:24:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 11:25:55 AM EST by MagKnightX]
You mean the chain Morton's of Chicago?

ETA: Any place around here that does a good Bananas Foster for dessert?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:22:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hoplophile:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Ethiopian food? You mean like MREs with UN AID marked on them?


That's what I think everytime I see an Ethipian restaurant.



Don't think I've ever seen an ethiopian resteraunt, but I tell you the new MRE's we're getting now are better than the DFAC on most days, here at Al Asad, Iraq.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:33:43 PM EST
Looked in the Washingtonian 100 best...

Though out of my previously set price range, Gerard's Place and Michel Richard's Citronelle sound good... anybody here eaten there? What about The Prime Rib in Foggy Bottom?

As a side note, how the hell can I learn the geography of this confusing tangle? I know that there are numbered and lettered streets downtown, and I can find Capitol Hill and maybe blunder my way to Georgetown, but that's about it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:02:53 PM EST
Sorry MagKnight.... DC was initially designed that way on purpose to confuse the British if they ever attacked. Don't worry, once you get the hang of it and get the feel for where everything is in position to each other, DC is pretty easy to navigate.

To make the learning curve easier, try driving around after 9:00pm the downtown streets are pretty much deserted by then.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:55:48 PM EST
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