Christmas dinner without the cleanup
December 17, 2010 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Restaurant recommendations for Christmas dinner in the Washington, DC area?

My boyfriend and I would like to go out for a nice dinner on Christmas. By "nice", I mean in the $50 - $75 per person range, and with a somewhat romantic atmosphere (meaning someplace that's not too loud or brightly lit, etc.).

We would prefer American cuisine. Nothing fussy, just quality food done well. I don't want seafood, but the BF prefers it, so a place that offers good options for both would be ideal.

Suggestions for either DC proper or Montgomery County are fine. Thanks!
posted by spinto to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Previously from me, and you can check out the rest of the thread.

I can't speak to Montgomery County, though. I myself will get some extremely high quality pre-fab stuff (my bar is probably lower than most) next week and then heat it up for Christmas. You might want to think about that, since it's better than a hotel.
posted by jgirl at 9:46 AM on December 17, 2010

Founding Farners (in the IMF building) sounds like it would be perfect. I've never been, but the same management recently opened Farmers and Fishers on the Georgetown waterfront, which might be even better suited to your needs.

Not sure about Christmas hours.
posted by charmcityblues at 9:53 AM on December 17, 2010

If you can grab today's Post, there are lots of ads in the weekend section from good restaurants advertising Christmas dinner...
posted by nkknkk at 9:59 AM on December 17, 2010

You can search OpenTable for reservations for Christmas day to give you an idea of what will be open, and the Chowhound DC boards for recommendations. Actually, if you search the Chowhound DC boards for "Christmas", you're likely to find questions similar to yours that may have suggestions.
posted by amarynth at 10:39 AM on December 17, 2010

15 RIA comes to mind. Cozy and delicious. Also Belga Cafe. Corduroy. Smith and Wolenksy. Chesapeake Room.
posted by semacd at 12:35 PM on December 17, 2010

Try the Tabard Inn restaurant. The atmosphere is just right for Christmas, and the food is divine.
posted by celilo at 5:40 PM on December 17, 2010

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