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Neckbone1333 : 10/16/2019 1:00 pm
Going with my brother in law, so solid food (steak/Italian) and good bar scene.

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RPM Italian  
NDMedics : 10/16/2019 1:03 pm : link
Not very close to the mall but well worth the Uber.
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It's over-touristed  
rebel yell : 10/16/2019 1:07 pm : link
and pricey, but just for its historical significance, Old Ebbitt Grill is worth a visit. Great whiskey menu. Just around the corner from the White House.
Wharf  
Marko From Tropoja : 10/16/2019 1:21 pm : link
Go to the Wharf. Endless good restaurant options with solid bar scenes
I went to a work event  
pjcas18 : 10/16/2019 1:25 pm : link
at a place called the Partisan.

I had a massive ribeye.

because it was a work event I didn't check prices or anything, but the food was very good.

We didn't walk from the Mall, but I think it's close.
Go over to Adams Morgan/Woodley area, or Dupont Circle....  
Britt in VA : 10/16/2019 1:27 pm : link
Have a cocktail at Jack Rose and then head over to Mintwood Place for dinner.
Or grab some mussels and frits at Bistro Du Coin in Dupont Circle.  
Britt in VA : 10/16/2019 1:28 pm : link
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Carmine's is over in Chinatown not too far from Capitol end of Mall.  
DCGMan : 10/16/2019 1:29 pm : link
They serve Italian family portions. Good food.
Old Ebbitt Grill came to mind first  
JonC : 10/16/2019 1:33 pm : link
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RE: Wharf  
Big Blue Hokie : 10/16/2019 1:35 pm : link
In comment 14630933 Marko From Tropoja said:
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Go to the Wharf. Endless good restaurant options with solid bar scenes


Second the Warf. Cool spot on the water with good restaurants.
Old Ebbitt  
Marko From Tropoja : 10/16/2019 2:32 pm : link
Old Ebbitt is a tourist trap with not that great food
RE: Or grab some mussels and frits at Bistro Du Coin in Dupont Circle.  
Jim from Katonah : 10/16/2019 2:36 pm : link
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You beat me to both Mintwood and Bistro du Coin.

If going to the Wharf, Hank’s oyster bar too.
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26.2 : 10/16/2019 3:46 pm : link
Not far from old ebbit grill, but the food is superior and a pretty cool bar scene.
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Depends why you are there and your plans  
02/03/2008 : 10/16/2019 3:51 pm : link
If you are down there to see the sites and want sit down for a good bite and a beer before heading back to the sites - Elephant and Castle is the best and easiest IMO to the Smithsonians.
Old Ebbet is very close to the Whitehouse, if you are near there.

Gallery Place and Archives/Navy have decent food if you want to walk a little further.

The other recommendations are good if you want to get further away from the mall.
Bobby Vans  
jintsjunkie : 10/16/2019 4:50 pm : link
Also near the White House. Place has NYC roots. Great steaks, lively bar. Try Harry's Salad. Pricey but worth it.
Bombay Club  
Maryland Giant : 10/16/2019 5:26 pm : link
If you like Indian this is a very nice place right near the White House /Lafayette Park.

It’s really nice inside and is “Raj-style.” Excellent service and food.
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RE: RE: Or grab some mussels and frits at Bistro Du Coin in Dupont Circle.  
Jan in DC : 10/16/2019 5:31 pm : link
In comment 14631037 Jim from Katonah said:
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You beat me to both Mintwood and Bistro du Coin.

If going to the Wharf, Hank’s oyster bar too.


Bistro du Coin is awesome. The ambiance isn't the best but the food is amazing.

If you're in the neighborhood, I would also recommend Sakuramen for awesome, relatively inexpensive ramen, Tail Up Goat if you want some fine dining that might be a touch pricey, or Lapis.
Rasika Indian  
jamalduff123 : 10/16/2019 9:26 pm : link
Rasika is delicious indian food and cocktails
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab  
MM_in_NYC : 10/17/2019 10:39 am : link
Trust me. Steaks here are great. This location is run by the Lettuce Entertain You group, which runs spots in Chicago and has meat packing connections. They source from Consumers Packing. Seafood here is great too (it is out of season for stone crab right now, but get the king crab).
RE: Old Ebbitt  
MM_in_NYC : 10/17/2019 10:40 am : link
In comment 14631032 Marko From Tropoja said:
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Old Ebbitt is a tourist trap with not that great food


Agreed. Do not go here.
RE: Rasika Indian  
MM_in_NYC : 10/17/2019 10:41 am : link
In comment 14631340 jamalduff123 said:
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Rasika is delicious indian food and cocktails


Rasika is great but it's has no bar scene and quite far from requested steak/italian slant.
Chophouse & Brewery...  
vonritz : 10/17/2019 10:45 am : link
on 7th.
RE: Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab  
MM_in_NYC : 10/17/2019 11:16 am : link
In comment 14631526 MM_in_NYC said:
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Trust me. Steaks here are great. This location is run by the Lettuce Entertain You group, which runs spots in Chicago and has meat packing connections. They source from Consumers Packing. Seafood here is great too (it is out of season for stone crab right now, but get the king crab).


Apparently I was wrong and stone crab season starting Tuesday. Even more reason to go. Get 1 steak and 1 order of large or bigger stone crab to share for entrees (if just two of you). Do not order any stone crab below size large.

https://www.winknews.com/2019/10/15/stone-crab-season-off-to-a-more-prolific-start-than-last-year/
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