Literature, political scandal, and brunch — this neighborhood establishment scores the DC trifecta. The bookstore that successfully refused to turn over Monica Lewinsky’s purchase records actually serves a pretty solid omelette, and there are cocktails like the Bridget Jones's Daiquiri and the Drankenstein, if you get excited about book jokes. There are definitely better brunches around, but only this one brings you one square closer to filling out your Obligatory DC Monuments bingo card.
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Lauriol Plaza Restaurant
Lauriol doesn't serve the best Mexican food in Dupont, but as long as you know that, it's a fun spot to start a night out.
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Northside Social is a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night. If you live in Arlington, it will come in handy at least once a week.
The food at Colada Shop is just okay, but the space and location make it a good place for a quick meal around U Street.
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Bad Saint DC is a twenty seat Filipino restaurant that you’ll have to wait in line for. You should absolutely wait in line for it.
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.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
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