File District Commons under: Top Foggy Spots to Bring the Parents. It’s a huge restaurant serving classic American food, and it has much fewer tourists than Founding Farmers, which it’s usually grouped with. It’s not a mind-blowing experience, but it’s safe - especially if your mom “loooooves” oysters and “absolutely has to” try crab cakes while she’s visiting you “in the South.” It doesn’t need to be at the top of your list, but if you need a big table on short notice, they can probably accommodate.
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Beefsteak has things like beet burgers on the menu, but also rice bowls for the less health-crazed. Use it for a quick lunch in Foggy Bottom.
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The Liberty Tavern
Liberty Tavern is Clarendon’s utility restaurant - use the American spot for dates, dinner with the parents, or a meal at the bar.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
There's a full dining room at Jack Rose, but we like this U Street Corridor spot more for the enclosed rooftop. Get a whiskey cocktail.
Try Black Jack for a casual pre-going out group dinner on 14th Street. We endorse the bucket of fried chicken.
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