Washington dining?
May 22, 2010 6:05 AM   Subscribe

Vegetarian Washington, DC, fine dining? I'd like to get some friends a gc for a great restaurant for their anniversary. They're foodies and vegetarians. Can anyone recommend a place?

They live just east of Meridian Hill Park; I don't know what that neighborhood is called. Thanks for your suggestions, DC Foodies!
posted by Ollie to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Ike_Arumba at 6:11 AM on May 22, 2010

Zatanya, one of Jose Andres recipes is great and has many vegetarian dishes. It's very nice.

Less fancy, but excellent, is Udupi Palace in Langley Park, which is all-vegetarian southern Indian food. It's some of the best in the area.
posted by OmieWise at 6:14 AM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Seconding Zaytinya. It's wonderful. I'm veg, and I loved it.
posted by Madame Psychosis at 6:33 AM on May 22, 2010

Maybe it's changed, but when I was at Nora ~5 years ago, it wasn't particularly good for vegetarians. They're accommodating, but we definitely needed to order off-menu.
posted by another zebra at 6:51 AM on May 22, 2010

Rasika for Indian food for American foodies. We got a vegetarian friend a gift certificate for their wedding and they loved it, and the Washington Post has had it as a 5-10 restaraunt in DC for a few years. I will third Zaytinya
posted by akabobo at 7:02 AM on May 22, 2010

Thirding Zatanya. Gave it a try on a brief stay in Washington and loved it.
posted by purephase at 8:55 AM on May 22, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks all--going with Zaytinya! I hope they like it!
posted by Ollie at 9:40 AM on May 22, 2010

I had a great meal at Vegetate a few years ago: http://www.vegetatedc.com/
posted by davextreme at 11:10 AM on May 22, 2010

Vegatate is closed, and Siestema gave Nora just 1.5 stars in his spring dining guide today.
posted by OmieWise at 1:51 PM on May 22, 2010

Thai X-ing for yummy Thai food, plus interesting atmosphere... if you're interested in this place, I recommend reading the Yelp reviews so you know what you're getting into.
posted by illenion at 12:53 AM on May 23, 2010

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