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  • MargaretDvip
    Phoenix / Arizona •30 reviews
    Dined 4 days ago
    As always, everything about this restaurant demonstrates great organization and class. From the maître d' to the bus staff delivering warm Mediterranean bread, to the friendly and knowledgeable wait staff are perfectly, almost balletically coordinated. Hussein was super friendly and helpful. Our choices were carefully prepared and brought out in a comfortable sequence so that everything was the optimal temperature. Artful presentation of even the simplest items. Wine choices were superb. The Greek apricot yogurt topped off a marvelous meal. I've been coming here since it opened, and it's 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 in my book!
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    Zaytinya$$$$• Mediterranean• Penn Quarter
  • DenverB
    Washington, D.C. Area •2 reviews
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    The staff is very polite, so great service. And the food comes out warm with great presentation, ontop of the fact that it's delicious. My only criticisms are the table was sticky when were sat. And the drinks took a while to come out, but we werent charged for any of the beverages.
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    Clyde's of Gallery Place$$$$• American• Downtown
  • JoannaA
    Washington, D.C. Area •4 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Food was amazing (best Caesar salad I’ve ever had), service was very good, got everything right, unobtrusive, perfect. My only complaint is the tables were pretty close together and the acoustics are bad. Hard to hear across the table, silverware and glass noise reverberated. Could do with some sound panels to change the acoustics.
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    The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C$$$$• American• Penn Quarter
  • Brianna
    New York / Tri-State Area •1 review
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    The food was cooked well. The drinks were superb. The ambience was great. The seating is a bit congested, depending on where you are seated. The main course took an hour to arrive and one appetizer never arrived to the table. Overall, it was a good experience.
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    Succotash PRIME$$$$• American• Penn Quarter
  • AliciaM
    Washington, D.C. Area •4 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Had a great brunch on New Years Day thanks to Richie. The food was great and the buffet well stocked. We enjoyed everything from fried chicken to doughnuts and delicious cocktails. For a Sunday brunch, I was surprised at how NOT noisy it was. And also, I’m not sure if was saying goodbye to 2022 or what, but as I made my second trip up to the buffet, the people around the restaurant looked happy and seemed to be genuinely enjoying themselves- I’d like to think it was the ambiance, helpful staff that pointed me to a delicious dessert I hadn’t tried, and all the rest of the great food.
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    Founding Farmers & Distillers - DC$$$$• American• Mount Vernon Square

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Lively and bustling, Penn Quarter is regarded by many as an epicenter of cultural activity in Washington, D.C. Its high density of theaters and museums makes it a critical attraction for visitors while the neighborhood walkability makes it a much-desired destination for locals to live. Both of these traits make it a great opportunity for the aspiring foodie. The options here are diverse. The hip youth appeal has managed to draw in renowned chefs. As a result, the restaurants blend mature flavors devised by chefs at the top of their game. Whether you're looking for a traditional three-course Spanish meal, a luxuriant Italian dinner served on a checkered tablecloth or a fried chicken sandwich you can enjoy on the go, you'll have no lack of options in Penn Quarter.

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Dog friendly restaurants in Penn Quarter include Dirty Habit | The Glass House, Urban Roast and Elephant & Castle - DC Pennsylvania Ave.

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