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  • Cassidy
    Charlotte •2 reviews
    Dined 1 day ago
    Our experience was great. It was on a Saturday night and not crowded at all, which is probably why we had such great service. The fried green tomato arugula salad was amazing. We both ordered steaks which were also amazing. The creamed corn succotash was the only thing that needs work. The corn was kinda hard and needed to either be mashed or cooked longer. The brussel sprouts, cocktails, wine, and dessert were all great! Our waitress was also amazing! Highly recommend!
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    Succotash PRIMEPrice: Moderate• American• Penn Quarter
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    Washington, D.C. Area •9 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    In my opinion Jose Andres' restaurants are DC's best! My friends from California and I ate at Jaleo last night, and they raved about it. The food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. If you cannot get a reservation for Jaleo, try all the other Jose Andres' restaurants in the Penn Quarter area; all of them are fabulous.
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    Jaleo - DCPrice: Expensive• Spanish• Penn Quarter
  • JudyG
    San Francisco Bay Area •2 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    Food is wonderful. Waiter and servers were excellent. The lack of a fifth star on service has to do with, possibly the website, possibly the front desk. Although there was no distinction when I initially made the reservation, I wrote in the comments that we wanted an outdoor table. They told me I had requested an indoor table and the only area that was open then was for "parties." I have reserved previously and there was a place to indicate where you wanted to sit. This time there was no opportunity to do that, but I do expect them to read the notes.
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    Zaytinya - DCPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• Penn Quarter
  • MacFvip
    South Carolina •4 reviews
    Dined 6 days ago
    Excellent service and beautiful food & drinks! It is very noisy so if you wish a quiet restaurant, ask to be seated outside!
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    The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CPrice: Expensive• American• Penn Quarter
  • OpenTable Diner
    Las Vegas •2 reviews
    Dined 7 days ago
    We had a wonderful time at this restaurant. My very picky 85yr old father loved the cornbread and the pot roast. Best food in DC so far.
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    Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: ChinatownPrice: Moderate• 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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Child friendly restaurants in Penn Quarter include Zaytinya - DC, Carmine's - Washington DC and Jaleo - DC

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