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Which Restaurants are the Toughest Tickets in Town?

Hello,

Which restaurants are the toughest tickets in town? I mean the ones were you would need to make a reservation weeks in advance.

Thanks in advance if you can throw any names my way.

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1. Re: Which Restaurants are the Toughest Tickets in Town?

We're fortunate in DC in that even most of our tip-of-the-top restaurants don't require superhuman efforts to get a reservation - not too much French Laundry-type or Girl & the Goat-type reservation drama here; even CityZen is not too bad reservation-wise (it helps that it's not a tiny little dining room). The exceptions that come to mind are Komi and Rasika (at least for prime dinner times - lunch and off times are easier).

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2. Re: Which Restaurants are the Toughest Tickets in Town?

Rumors have it that Komi, Minibar and Obelisk are booked up well in advance. And Restaurant Eve in Old Town Alexandria.

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3. Re: Which Restaurants are the Toughest Tickets in Town?

Minibar is still tough even though it's expanded to 12 seats now. But coincidentally just speaking to a friend last night who not only got a reservation but was offered several different dates when the restaurant contacted him. So maybe not as tough as it used to be.

Then there is Little Serow which doesn't take reservations at all, and Le Diplomate which seems to be the flavor of the month (pun intended) and doesn't have any prime dinner seatings available for the next week or so as of today.

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4. Re: Which Restaurants are the Toughest Tickets in Town?

Plume @ The Jefferson is very popular for fine dining. You can book on opentable. Have fun! :)

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5. Re: Which Restaurants are the Toughest Tickets in Town?

MiniBar is a phenomenal gastronomy experience as far as a very pricey tasting menu goes. Restaurant eve is a fantastic farm-to-table organic restaurant that is unbelievable as well, but in a whole different way.

MiniBar is "breathtaking," Restaurant Eve is "outstanding."

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6. Re: Which Restaurants are the Toughest Tickets in Town?

Check out the Washingtonian Best Restaurants list. washingtonian.com/packages/…list-options

All the toughest spots appear on this list. Not everything is as tough as say, a reservation at Komi, but if you want to go to Zeytinia on a Saturday night, you have to do some planning.

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7. Re: Which Restaurants are the Toughest Tickets in Town?

Obelisk, though pricey, is actually a great value for a special night out. They take reservations exactly one month ahead, so you might snag a prime time if you call exactly right. But if you're willing to come early or late, and on a week night, you have a better chance. Also, always put your name on the wait-list - you can often get lucky.

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