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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Surfside Taco Stand
Surfside Taco is a 24-hour, hole-in-the-wall with tacos, burritos, and quesadillas in Dupont. You'll probably find yourself here at 2pm and 2am.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
If you want to make your brunch more literary, do it at Kramerbooks, a cafe and bookstore hybrid in Dupont.
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.
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For a fun group dinner in Arlington, go to Ambar and do the unlimited small plates option for $35.
When you're feeling guilty about all the pizza you've had recently, head to Shouk in Mt. Vernon for healthy-ish salads and pita sandwiches.
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.
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