Not to sound like a disappointed mom who just found out her teenager drinks a case of Natty Light every weekend instead of playing mini-golf, but we feel like the Georgetown waterfront hasn’t really reached its full potential. The view is great, but the restaurants are generally overpriced, too crowded, and not worth the hassle. Fiola Mare is an exception. It’s expensive, but actually worth the price for a special occasion. In addition to a great view of the water, it has excellent seafood and pasta dishes your mom will approve of.
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For a kind of healthy lunch in Georgetown, get some of the (surprisingly good) vegetarian tacos at Chaia.
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
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The Red Hen
You can’t have a bad night at Red Hen. The Bloomingdale spot serves some of the best Italian food in DC in a space that feels like a cabin.
Sfoglina is an Italian pasta spot in Van Ness that’s perfect for a date night or dinner with your parents.
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