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Best Dinners in DC

Our editors choose their dream dinners.

Todd Kliman

• Platter of freshly shucked Kumamoto oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill

• Tuna Six Ways at Sushi-Ko

• Lega tibs with gomen and azifa at Etete

• Duo of seared Hudson Valley foie gras with apple tarte Tatin at Charlie Palmer Steak

• "Almost-Famous" pied de cochon at Citronelle

• Butter-poached filet of sable at Maestro

• Shaved ice with red bean, lychee, and peanut at Bob's Noodle 66

Thomas Head

• Fried oysters with pickled vegetables at Johnny's Half Shell

• Charbroiled oysters at Acadiana

• Crab imperial at the Prime Rib

• Crab cakes at Melrose (closed for remodeling)

• Three-pound lobster at the Palm

• Lemon chess pie at Vidalia (without the berry compote)

Cynthia Hacinli

• Atomized spray of mojito at Minibar

• Taramasalata at Mykonos

• Foie gras de canard seared with figs, Armagnac, and duck reduction at L'Oustalet

• Whole cold lobster with mayonnaise macédoine salad at Les Folies

• Prime rib with Yorkshire pudding at Colvin Run Tavern

• Two orders of miniature Parker House rolls at CityZen

• Coffee-brownie fudge ice cream at Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Ann Limpert

• Passion-fruit whiskey sour at Minibar

• Cherry almond bread at 2941

• Oyster shooters at Citronelle

• Mezzethakia (with a double order of tzatziki) at Komi

• Chicken livers with pickles at Buck's Fishing & Camping

• Mussels with cider at Restaurant Eve

• Sorrento lemon sorbet at Dolcezza

• Fromage blanc tart at 1789

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

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