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Father’s Day 2013 Dining Options In Washington, DC

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day this year than with amazing food and drinks? Here are some ideas for great places in Washington, DC to treat the special men in your life.

 

Juicy burgers at Chef Geoff's Downtown. (Photo Credit: washingtonian.com)

Juicy burgers at Chef Geoff’s Downtown. (Photo Credit: washingtonian.com)

1. Chef Geoff’s Downtown

Chef Geoff’s Downtown is an upscale way to celebrate Fathers Day. The always popular bacon bar which offers pulled pork BLT’s, along with chorizo burgers, is sure to be a hit with the guys. The dinner menu includes home-made pizzas, salmon burgers and rack of lamb, all to be paired perfectly with their extensive list of libations.

WHERE:

13th Street between E and F Street
Washington, DC 20004

Ph. 202-464-4461

HOURS: Sundays 10:30a.m.-3:00p.m., 4:00-10:00p.m.

Delicious meat at the Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao. (Photo Credit: pontomiami.com)

Delicious meat at the Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao. (Photo Credit: pontomiami.com)

2. Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao, an authentic churrascaria style restaurant, offers a new way of being served, with the servers bringing over huge portions of meat right off the grill and slicing it for diners right at the table. The delectable filet mignon wrapped in bacon is always a crowd pleaser, as well as the fall off the bone beef ribs. This Brazilian steakhouse with an all you can eat salad bar is a great option for everyone.

WHERE:

1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20004.

Ph. 202-347-4668

HOURS: Sundays 11:30a.m.-3:00p.m., 4:00p.m.-9:00p.m.

Surf and turf meal at The Oceanaire. (Photo Credit: pointeorlando.com)

Surf and turf meal at The Oceanaire. (Photo Credit: pointeorlando.com)

3. The Oceanaire

The Oceanaire Seafood Room is quickly becoming known as one of the top seafood restaurants in Washington, D.C. The menu is always changing because they buy based on market availability, and seasonality to ensure freshness. Seasoned wine stewards help guests pick out a wine that compliments the food best, which adds a nice touch to the meal. The fresh oyster bar is a popular way to begin the meal, and the North Atlantic Lobster, and surf and turf meal are great options for celebrating Dad to the fullest.

WHERE:

1201 F St NW

Washington, DC 20004

Ph. 202- 347-2277

HOURS: Sundays 5:00p.m.- 9:00p.m.

An assortment of barbecue at Hill Country Barbecue. (Photo Credit: nymag.com)

An assortment of barbecue at Hill Country Barbecue. (Photo Credit: nymag.com)

4. Hill Country Barbecue

Hill Country Barbecue favors the Texan way of doing things; using a dry rub on their meat, and enjoying live music while enjoying savory food. Their wide arrangement of tender and flavorful meat includes brisket, prime rib, pork ribs, turkey breast, and jalapeno cheddar sausage. Known for their updated versions of classics such as macaroni and cheese, baked beans, and corn pudding, their peanut butter and jelly cupcakes are not to be missed.

WHERE:

410 7th St NW

Washington, DC 20004

Ph. 202-556-2050

HOURS: Sundays 11:30a.m. – 12:00a.m.

Oyamel is known for their inventive yet traditional tacos. (Photo Credit: eatingarounddc.blogspot.com)

Oyamel is known for their inventive yet traditional tacos. (Photo Credit: eatingarounddc.blogspot.com)

5. Oyamel

Oyamel, a traditional Mexican restaurant with a twist, always finds itself on the list of The Washington Post food critic Tom Seitsema’s list of best places to eat. With fresh guacamole made right at the table, an array of margaritas to try and their famous grasshopper tacos, it is easy to see why. Having famed Chef Jose Andres in charge, Oyamel is sure to provide a memorable Father’s Day dining experience.

WHERE:

401 7th St NW

Washington, DC 20004

Ph. 202-628-1005

HOURS: Sundays 11:30a.m. – 10:00p.m.

Fresh oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill. (Photo Credit: tripadvisor.com)

Fresh oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill. (Photo Credit: tripadvisor.com)

6. Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbit Grill is a Washington, D.C. institution, having been popular since 1856, especially with celebrity guests such as Rachel Ray, Anthony Bourdain and others. They have become known for using produce from local farms, and meat, poultry, and seafood from their native regions, which has built their reputation for serving high quality food. Their inventive cocktails are the perfect addition to this great meal.

WHERE:

675 15th St NW

Washington, DC 20005

Ph. 202-347-4800

HOURS: Sundays 7:30a.m. – 1:00a.m.

Homemade pizzas at Graffiato. (Photo Credit: dc.eater.com)

Homemade pizzas at Graffiato. (Photo Credit: dc.eater.com)

7. Graffiato

Graffiato, helmed by rising star and Chef Mike Isabella, has become increasingly popular for its innovative Italian fare. Handcut pasta, perfectly seasoned meats, and homemade pizzas are the standouts of this menu. The ceasar salad with cream cheese crouton is an amazing take on this Italian favorite. Their cava wine on tap is bubbly, and a nice way to celebrate this day.

 WHERE:

707 6th St NW

Washington, DC 20001

Ph. 202-289-3600

HOURS: Sundays 11:30a.m. – 10:00p.m.

Chicken and waffles at Marvin. (Photo Credit: wonkette.com)

Chicken and waffles at Marvin. (Photo Credit: wonkette.com)

8. Marvin

Marvin, named for Marvin Gaye, one of DC’s most famous exports, this bistro and bar satisfies cravings across the board. From Belgian fried mussels to chicken and waffles, Marvin has it all. After dinner head to their lounge where they have live deejays seven nights a week.

WHERE:

2007 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20009

Ph. 202-797-7171

HOURS: Sundays 10:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m., 5:30p.m. – 10:00p.m.

 

Steamed dumplings at Ping Pong Dim Sum. (Photo Credit: tripadvisor.com)

Steamed dumplings at Ping Pong Dim Sum. (Photo Credit: tripadvisor.com)

9. Ping Pong Dim Sum

Ping Pong Dim Sum offers traditional small portion food, dim sum style. They now offer a gluten free menu, a meat free meal, making it a great option for a large party. For smaller parties, a convenient set price menu for two or three people is now available as well. Popular dishes include the chicken and black pepper spring rolls, and the sea bass dumplings. At brunch a bottomless, tableside mimosa bar can be had for $15.00 a person.

 WHERE:

1 Dupont Cir NW

Washington, DC

Ph. 202-293-1268

HOURS: Sundays 11:00a.m. – 10:00p.m.

Shaw's Tavern gastropub style burgers. (washingtoncitypaper.com)

Shaw’s Tavern gastropub style burgers. (washingtoncitypaper.com)

10. Shaw’s Tavern

Shaw’s Tavern, a gastropub, is located in the energetic Shaw neighborhood of DC. From pulled pork sandwiches, pastas, meats, and even chips and salsa, there is sure to be something for everyone. Fathers will definitely appreciate the drinks menu, which features beer, specialties cocktails, wine, and is longer than the food menu!

WHERE:

520 Florida Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

Ph. 202-518-4092

HOURS: Sundays 9:00a.m. – 10:00p.m.


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