Post # 32
PERFECT! Those are exactly the types of tips and suggestions I am looking for.
My husband and I are foodies (he more so than I) and while we LOVE amazing food…what really makes it for us is the atmosphere. And it sounds like the scene at Blue Duck may not match what we prefer. We like dimly lit room in quaint older buildings. I’ll def check out those places in Old Town Alexandria as well as that area in general. Sounds like a nice late afternoon/evening side trip.
Post # 33
If you go to Old Town, there is an amazing
store on King Street (I can’t remember the name right now). They only sell vintage barware (think “Mad Men”-esque martini pitchers), and it is a super cool place to browse.
Post # 34
Ohhhh just checked out Restaurant Eve. MAJOR points for being a chef-owned restaurant. We always seek those out! Definitely looks like a place we would enjoy…so thanks again! 🙂
Post # 35
Yeah Blue Duck is great, but I’m going to plus up Tabard again. It’s where I went the night I got engaged 🙂 HIGHLY recommend making recommendations – for brunch they can be booked a month out! Also, when you make a reservation, ask to be seated in the upstairs smaller dining room. Way more intimate and quieter. And also I second Marvins…great bar in the U Street area, and funky Belgian-Southern (such a fun mix) and has the most AMAZING mussels…at least in my biased opinion 🙂 Also….Founding Farmers has the greatest lobster mac and cheese eveerrrrr.
In terms of hotels, there are places that you can stay and not break the bank where you can walk to MANY things. This includes the Carlyle Suites in Dupont (http://www.carlylesuites.com/) which is not super awesome on the outside but actually has pretty nice rooms. We’ve had friends stay there and have liked it. Plus you can walk to Dupont, U Street and more in a heartbeat. Also the Loews Madison which is a little bit further in town. (http://www.loewshotels.com/en/The-Madison-Hotel) And even the Hilton in Dupont can have rooms for under $120.
If you have any questions, I’ve lived here for 4.5 years and just adore it nd have been to a lot of places around here, so absolutely PM me!
Um also I am loving how many DC brides are on here! And loving the suggestions as I couldn’t have recommended any better. Speaking of good stuff eatery, has anyone tried We the Pizza yet? Curious to see how Spike is mixing it up with pizza, since his burgers are AWESOME (and mayo dipping sauces? delish)
Post # 36
OH I wish I could remember the name I was just there on Saturday!! DO go to Old Town it is so cute and will remind you a lot of a street in New England!!! You wont miss the barware store…if you are walking down old town towards the water the store is on the left hand side of the street – its awesome!
Post # 37
Okay so second attempt at posting this – moderator gods I am not spamming!
Anywho…totally second Tabard, but biased because that’s where we went the night we got engaged 🙂 But aboslutely recommend reservations, as their brunch can be a month in advance kind of thing! When you make reservations, ask for the second floor dining room…it’s small and intimate and much less noisy than downstairs! Also I do love the Blue Duck, but it is pricey, and I think there are better options. The lobster mac and cheese at Founding Farmers is to. die. for. And also second Marvins, as it is really a cool spot on U Street, they even have a roof bar, and their food has always been a hit.
In terms of hotels, you can also stay places that will cost you less than $150 a night. Good deals are the Loews Madison and even the Carlyle Suites, which is not pretty on the outside, but we’ve had friends stay there and have been really happy with it. Even the Hilton in Dupont you can get for under $120. Check hotels.com.
If you have any questions about DC or where to go, please feel free to PM me any time. I’ve lived here for 4.5 years and just LOVE it.
Also LOVE LOVE that there are so many DC brides here!! And with excellent taste 🙂 Also has anyone tried out We the Pizza, Spike’s new place after opening Good Stuff? PS the rave reviews are spot on…if you like burgers you would love this place!