We are headed back to DC with the pup next weekend. We plan to visit the Lincoln Memorial and FDR Memorial (FDR also had a Scottie!) Any other suggestions for outside activities with the pup? Anyone know about the Canal area? We tried the Thai Kitchen restaurant last time. Any other Thai restaurant suggestions or great seafood places? We do carry out and enjoy the food outside with the pup. Thanks.
For takeout in D.C., I highly recommend Dean & Deluca in Georgetown. Dean & Deluca is an upscale deli with amazing salads, sandwiches and other great fixings. The D.C. location is a branch of the original that is located in the Greenwich Village. For dinner, I like Mark Miller's Red Sage. Mark Miller is famous for Coyote Cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Red Sage is his East Coast version of the restaurant. I hope that you have time to check out some of the Smithsonian museums. I particularly like the National Air and Space Museum.
Hi Piranha. I have heard of Dean & Deluca. Will try it! (hopefully we can get take out!) Do you know if they have any outdoor seating? Unfortunately on this trip, we will not be visiting the museums because we will have the pup. Will instead do the outdoor activities and save the indoor for when the weather is cold. Thanks.
Yes, Dean & Deluca has outdoor seating. Their address is 3276 M St. NW in Georgetown. D & D (the restaurant, not Dungeons & Dragons) has a lot of beautiful salads and great sandwiches with an international touch. They also use a lot of local and organic ingredients. It's a bit pricy for informal dining, but definitely well worth it because of the high quality of everything that they serve. Other than Georgetown, I really enjoy going to Adams Morgan. Adams Morgan has blocks and blocks of international restaurants and you'll find everything there from Korean to Thai and Ethiopian to Japanese. The hardest thing is deciding where you want to eat. For me, the more exotic, the better, and we went to a great Ethiopian restaurant the last time we were in D.C.
Hi Piranha. You are good! We will be staying on M Street at the Fairmont so should be able to find Dean & Deluca. Where / What is Adams Morgan? The restaurants sound wonderful. Worse case is that my husband, puppy and me can stare in all the windows and watch everyone enjoy! (They really should have more pup friendly restaurants like Europe!)
Bonniejoy, Adams Morgan is a culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhood located north of Dupont Circle, a major D.C. landmark. A lot of immigrants settled in the Adams Morgan area, so there is a plethora of great ethnic restaurants. I did a little research and came up with Spanish, Ethiopian, Guatemalan, Mexican, Italian, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Peruvian, Lebanese, Dutch, Ghanaian, Palestinian, Chinese, Cajun and Brazilian restaurants in the five or six block area. It's entirely possible that the restaurants arose to serve the needs of the local immigrant populations as well as the needs of visiting foreign dignitaries. There is a Saturday farmers market as well as a multicultural street celebration on the second Sunday of September, if you happen to be there then.
Most of the restaurants in the area are quite small and there is a very good chance that a lot of them have outside dining, so your pup should be able to join you for dinner.
Great. We will add this to our list. We heard back from the concierge at the Fairmont and she agreed with you about Dean & Delucas....she loves it! Thanks for the suggestion. We plan to try it. We will also research the Adams Morgan area...sounds neat. I am not familiar with the DC area so will have to consult my maps!
Another great get away to DC. This time enjoyed walking around Georgetown Streets, Washington Harbour and the FDR Memorial area. Enjoyed THai food at Thai Kitchen and ice cream at Ben & Jerry. What a nice change for us being that we are from "the country." So much to see!
Washington DC is great city to visit, right now on Luxury Link The St. Regis has a couple of great packages; one for the family and another for two. Both offer terrific value for this time of year. Maybe its time for a visit to the Nations Capitol.....
Thanks Stephen310. I have been away for a little bit and must check out the St. Regis. Do you know where the property is located in relations to Georgetown? We are thinking of heading back in December before the holidays. I don't think it will be as crowded (or as hot!) as the summer.