File District Commons under: Top Foggy Spots to Bring the Parents. It’s a huge restaurant serving classic American food, and it has much fewer tourists than Founding Farmers, which it’s usually grouped with. It’s not a mind-blowing experience, but it’s safe - especially if your mom “loooooves” oysters and “absolutely has to” try crab cakes while she’s visiting you “in the South.” It doesn’t need to be at the top of your list, but if you need a big table on short notice, they can probably accommodate.
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&pizza does make-your-own fast-casual pizza, and it’s great for an easy lunch or dinner in Foggy Bottom.
Froggy Bottom Pub
Froggy Bottom is a mix of Vietnamese and bar food, and it’s surprisingly great for some low-key pho.
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A casual spot by day, and a proper restaurant by night, hit The Partisan in Penn Quarter if you really enjoy meat.
A highly attractive spot located on the highly trendy Blagden Alley, The Dabney will impress both your date and your Instagram followers.
The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
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