Georgetown isn’t lacking in fancy-ish restaurants, but it doesn’t have many that are worth the price tag. Chez Billy Sud is one of the few that is - the check won’t make you gasp, but it’s definitely a spot you should save for a more memorable night. Just a few blocks away from the water, the bistro look and French food here are perfect for a date or when you’re parents are in town. Go for the pot of mussels and the duck confit. This is also a solid option for brunch, as long as your group’s ultimate goal isn’t to down as many watery mimosas as possible.
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Baked & Wired
Our favorite cupcakes in DC are from Baked & Wired, and you’ll find them slightly off the beaten path in Georgetown.
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
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Lyon Hall can solve most of your eating dilemmas in Arlington. The German food and multiple levels work for a date, group drink, or catch-up dinner.
Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi is a French spot in Bethesda. Use it for date night or dinner with the parents.
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This French bistro is the place to see anyone who’s ever been on “Meet the Press". The food is also delicious.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
El Centro D.F. Georgetown
When you’re more concerned about having a good time than eating authentic Mexican food, head to El Centro D.F. in Georgetown.
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