I'm planning to visit DC around Christmas, and looking for good local food there. Any recommendations would be great, thanks!!
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Re: Washington D.C. Restaurants
Firstly, selecting restaurants can be quite complicated when you do not know someone´s palate or budget.
However, with this in mind, here are a couple of my D.C. venues:
1) Oye - owned by Asturian, Spanish wizard and Chef, José Andrés - The cuisine is Mexican, Spanish and local American Fusion ... He also is the owner of several other small restaurants in the D.C. centre vicinity.
2) I had been very impressed with a tiny Greek restaurant in D.C. upon my last trip over in 2010, and the owner is truly versed in his art. The restaurant is called: Komi and it was ambrosia and nectar. Do make a reservation as it is very very tiny.
http://www.gmu.edu/centers/publicchoice/faculty%20pages/Tyler/ethnicguide2011.htm is a good place to start.
I am uncertain if it is still there, however, back in 2007 when I had visited two dear old friends in DC we had gone to
a lovely Italian Tuscan restaurant with above average cuisine ... both the frescoes and the owners were absolutely wonderful and the cuisine, divine.
1220 - 19th street