Agora is where you go when you forgot your friends were visiting and you need a five-person table on two hours notice and Emma just texted you, “You took care of dinner, right?” It gets overlooked for the trendier spots in Dupont, but the Mediterranean food is pretty good. It won’t be the best you’ve ever had, but between the flatbreads, salads, and mezes, you’re bound to find something you like. Use it for something last minute, and Emma will think you planned it for weeks.
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Sushi Taro in DC can be as casual or as fancy as you need it to be. Have a low-key dinner at the bar, or do the omakase for a special occasion.
Little Serow’s Northern Thai tasting menu is not only one of the best deals in DC - it’s one of the best meals in DC. Just prepare for some heat.
Iron Gate in Dupont is known for its prix-fixe dinner, but we like it best for drinks and a light bite.
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In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a Mediterranean group dinner or brunch.
Not sure what you want? Compass Rose is the move. The Logan Circle spot serves small plates inspired by street food from all over the world.
For a fun group dinner in Arlington, go to Ambar and do the unlimited small plates option for $35.
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