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NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: looking for a place to eat ()
Date: September 20, 2007 07:00PM

Looking for a nice or cool spot to take my girlfriend out to eat.. looking in old town alexandria or D.C.. anyone can help?
thanks

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: I like to eat ()
Date: September 20, 2007 10:16PM


Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: looking for a place to eat ()
Date: September 20, 2007 10:56PM

how exspencive is it? i dont see prices on the menu.
thanks

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Fairfax MF---er ()
Date: September 20, 2007 11:00PM

Do you want to get laid or not? Charthouse is it. The end. Good food, nice atmosphere and you are right on the Potomac.

Otherwise, take her to Burger King and get what you paid for. Nothing.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:33AM

DC has tons of places. Dupont, Adams Morgan, Chinatown, Georgetown.

Look in the Washingtonian Magazine for latest reviews.

and Chart House is pretty nice place. Its not expensive, unless ofcourse you make minimal wage :)

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Bob James ()
Date: September 21, 2007 06:15AM

Chart House is premier. Yes, it is somewhat expensive. Yes, the view of the river and bridge is terrific. The food is excellent and will be remembered. Walking in Old Town and along the river will be a treat--and if on the weekend or during the day, take the boat ride.

Do NOT go to DC. It's not worth the potential problems and the hassle. (Exception would be tourist vistas during the day, such as museums, statues, Capitol, etc.)

You will be credited with your savoir-faire and a great date. Bon Appétit!

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: allivant ()
Date: September 21, 2007 09:02AM

what kind of cuisine do you want? fancy/price range?

vaburbia.com

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Tia2 ()
Date: September 21, 2007 09:49AM

219 in Old Town is great! It's romantic, usually has a live band playing, and offers great service...

Wonderful place...

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: September 21, 2007 10:02AM

Chart House is OK. It still is what it is - a chain with not much flavor. The salad bar is overrated and the restaurant, while it has nice views, is bland. For the same amount of money, better views and atmosphere, I would suggest INdigo Landing a few miles north of Old Town on the GW parkway. The views of the capitol at night can't be beat. In Old Town, La Bergerie is second to none. A bit pricey, but well worth it. Landini Brothers is also a good spot.

IN DC, the options are limitless. There are nice places all over the city.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 10:46AM

Bob James Wrote:
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> Chart House is premier. Yes, it is somewhat
> expensive. Yes, the view of the river and bridge
> is terrific. The food is excellent and will be
> remembered. Walking in Old Town and along the
> river will be a treat--and if on the weekend or
> during the day, take the boat ride.
>
> Do NOT go to DC. It's not worth the potential
> problems and the hassle. (Exception would be
> tourist vistas during the day, such as museums,
> statues, Capitol, etc.)
>
> You will be credited with your savoir-faire and a
> great date. Bon Appétit!



Chart House is not premier, its an OK place with a view of the dark water, and thats about it.

You want good food? DC is the place to go.

If not DC, Clarendon would be second choice.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: § ()
Date: September 21, 2007 11:39AM

Chart House was great in the late 80s.

Try Obelisk in DC. Guarantee lay afterward. -§

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 11:43AM

and I would not recommend Indigo Landing.

View might be nice, but food is not great.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: lol ()
Date: September 21, 2007 11:44AM

looking for a place to eat Wrote:
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> how exspencive is it? i dont see prices on the
> menu.
> thanks


lol do you want a nice place or not douchebag if you have to ask for prices then have her meet you at your taco bell when your shift ends

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 11:46AM

haha

great topic.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: looking for a place to eat ()
Date: September 21, 2007 12:47PM

i wouldnt mind DC.. but im just tryin to find something different. IM asking how much cause i dont see prices and that usually means it could be over 40 bucks a plate.. Im still gonna get some ass, really dont matter where i go.. but im just tryin to do something special for someone special.. i want her to not forget it.. just looking for something outta the ordinary.. my boy told me there was theis nice place near or in china town.. i forgot how he described it but i remeber i told my self to go there sometime.. thanks for the help

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:26PM

Fuddruckers ? :))

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:27PM

$40 a plate is not special, BTW.

I decent steak is gonna run you over $50

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: looking for a place to eat ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:32PM

DAMN 50 FOR A DECENT STEAK,, U KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE I CAN FEED WITH THAT.. IVE FOUND DECENT STEAKS FOR MUCH CHEAPER,, PLUS WITH THAT I CAN THROW A BBQ.. IM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING AT NORMAL PRICES 10-30 FOR A ENTREE.. JUST TRYIN TO FIND SOMEWHER "COOL" TO GO.. AND I KNOW THERES LOTS OF PLACES LIKE THAT IN D.C.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:37PM

Marrakesh Restaurant in DC, you get dinner and a show.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:40PM

For that price, try Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon, Cafe Asia in Rosslyn, Majestic, the Warehouse, or Landini Brothers in Alexandria.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:43PM

You might want to check out this site to help narrow your choices and then come back here and ask opinions of ones you've narrowed down. You are asking people to give suggestions on a universe of tones of restaurants. People have different tastes - for instance, I think Indigo Blue is good for what it does (low country quisine), granted not as good as a good restaurant in Charleston doing the same thing, but Kieve disagrees. I am sure he has favorites that I might call dogfood.

http://www.funside.com/dining

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:45PM

Indigo Landing used to be good, before it got sold about 2 years ago, but anyways....

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: looking for a place to eat ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:46PM

i think im gonna go with mexican, the best ive had is Rio grande.. i fucking love the carne asada there.. anyone any thing like that but better.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:49PM

Sorry, just scrolled up and saw you were looking for a good one in the Chinatown neighborhood. Your friend may have been talking about the Chop House, but the ambiance is not my idea of a "date place." Zola near the spy museum comes just barely under your budget, but I think it is good.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:49PM

yay...reston town center :)

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:54PM

Mexican? Your only option in Old Town is Austin Grill. In DC, you go to Lauriol Plaza. Be prepared to wait though, but it is worth it.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: looking for a place to eat ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:57PM

yea i been to Lauriol Plaza, its nice but i think the food at Rio grande is better.. Hows Austin grill?

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 01:57PM

La Tasca in Clarendon might be along his budget.

$10 dollar entry is Polo Ala Brasa in manassas :)

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: September 21, 2007 02:03PM

He could easily make La Tasca fit in his budget, not Mexican though. I have had mixed experiences there both in service and quality.

Austin Grill is good, but I am not sure it is worth driving to if you are coming from a distance, but I don't think much Mexican is worth the drive. There seems to be an abundance of them in the region and many are on par with one another.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 02:22PM

taker her to Todai Buffet :)

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: looking for a place to eat ()
Date: September 21, 2007 02:42PM

thats a good idea, get them juices moving ;)

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: edster ()
Date: September 21, 2007 03:25PM

All nice suggestions considering that everybody has their unique taste. You may want to try Bonefish or Coastal Flats both in Fairfax. But, if you have a charming date to take to a place with good atmoshere, good wine or good ale you probably find a way to make it a great evening.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: September 21, 2007 03:26PM

Yeah, take her to Bonefish, and order bang-bang shrimp

hehe

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Colin ()
Date: September 21, 2007 03:30PM

The Fish Market in Old Town is pretty good and relatively inexpensive. If you go, you absolutely HAVE to order the spiced shrimp. The restaurant is located on King St a block or two from the water. There are ice cream parlors next door for dessert.

Re: NICE PLACE TO DINE WITH GF IN OLD TOWN OR DC???
Posted by: Fairfax Citizen ()
Date: September 21, 2007 04:44PM

My favorite place is Coastal Flats in Fairfax, part of the Great American Restaurant chain. Moderate prices. Great location. Service is exceptional! Call ahead. Movie theater across the street. Other restaurants nearby (Chinese, Mexican, steak, etc.).

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