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Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Need dining inspiration this weekend? Here are some favorites from Eater editors: new restaurants, old favorites, and restaurants that pair well with fun weekend activities.

Friday Night Dinner: Lapis

Lapis [Photo: Facebook] Lapis/Facebook

Lapis [Photo: Facebook]

Lapis, usually overshadowed by some buzzier neighbors like Mintwood Place, got a good review in The Washington Post this week, and count Eater as a fan as well. It serves surprisingly sophisticated Afghan dishes in a pleasant setting. Try the mantoo beef dumplings, lamb qorma, or vegetable dishes like baked eggplant, sauteed pumplin, or 16 bean risotto. Pro tip: make a reservation (several times currently look available) in case the positive press brings in the crowds. — Meredith Bethune

Saturday Night Romantic Dinner: 2941

[Photo: Official]

[Photo: Official]

Last weekend was a terrible weekend to go somewhere fancy, due to Valentine's Day crowds and overpriced menus. Spend this weekend splurging instead. Give 2941's romantic setting and French-influenced menu a try; as of press time, there were several tables for two available Saturday evening.

Get There First/Saturday Night Casual Option: Drift on 7th

[Photo: R. Lopez]

[Photo: R. Lopez]

See what the former Fishnet has become. Same owner, new menu and look. Bonus: all dishes are priced under $20.

Sunday Breakfast: Florida Ave. Grill

Florida Avenue Grill [Photo: R. Lopez]

Florida Avenue Grill [Photo: R. Lopez]

All week long, Eater has been celebrating breakfast. Get into the spirit by visiting this longtime D.C. classic, for everything from hot cakes to three egg omelets. Breakfast is served all day long.

Sunday Breakfast for Dinner: Pearl Dive

Pearl Dive [Photo: Facebook]

Pearl Dive [Photo: Facebook]

Pearl Dive is running its breakfast for dinner special through Sunday night, so cap off the week by trying it. Pontchartrain combines two poached eggs, an English muffin, blue crab, tasso ham, crawfish and cayenne-spiked hollandaise. It's priced $18; if it doesn't sound appealing, there's always the restaurant's famous fried chicken or oysters.

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