DC Hill Lunch Spots

Jul 15th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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DC Hill Lunch Spots

Native Washingtonian here who seldom is on the Hill. Going to be there this Saturday with two cousins, and looking for a relaxing, quiet, relatively upscale place (but not stuffy) for lunch. Food type doesn't matter though I love seafood. Price doesn't matter. Suggestions?
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Jul 15th, 2010, 08:11 AM
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Closer to the White House than Congress, the POV on the roof of the W hotel. Major views and pretty good food.
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Jul 15th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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We had drinks at the POV last Friday, and it IS a beautiful spot. Didn't eat, and the cocktails were just okay, but the place and the views were great.
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Jul 15th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Johnny's Half Shell for seafood.

Bistro Bis is another upscale option.
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Jul 15th, 2010, 02:20 PM
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Art and Soul. Southern. Shrimp, oysters and calamari are amazing. Politico power lunch spot. Not stuffy.
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Jul 15th, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Belga Cafe
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Jul 16th, 2010, 04:55 AM
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Jul 16th, 2010, 05:06 AM
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Many possibilities fit your requirements (relaxing, quiet, relatively upscale, not stuffy). Two in particular come to mind:

http://montmartredc.com/ VERY good food and wines, VERY relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.

http://www.belgacafe.com/ Great food. Has more beer and cocktail options than Montmartre. More "bustling" and a somewhat noisier than Montmaatre but still good for conversation.

Do look through the menus (including the extensive beer menu at Belga), these are my two favorite Hill spots (especially Montmartre).
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Jul 17th, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Thanks again for these recommendations. I discussed the options with my cousins and we ended up at a place called Zest on 8th SE across from the Marine Barracks. Relatively new, I guess, and the food was really excellent.
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