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25 Last Meal Destinations Around Town

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Last week's Open Thread asked readers, "What and Where Would Be Your Last Meal in D.C.?" There were plenty of opinions, from beloved pizza joints to big-ticket restaurants to D.C. institutions. Here are 25 restaurants that readers singled out, with some people offering exactly what they'd order as well.

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Ben's Chili Bowl

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Multiple readers singled out D.C.'s iconic home of the half smoke as their last meal destination.

Acqua Al 2

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A reader on Twitter selected Acqua Al Due for balsamic steak and the pasta sampler.

Georgia Brown's

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Georgia Brown's famous soul food brunch gets the vote of one reader.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck

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A reader would order the entire dim sum menu at The Source.

Pizzeria Paradiso

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Sometimes only pizza will do for a last meal.

Minibar by José Andrés

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If you're going to go out, go out big with Minibar, the most expensive place in town.

CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

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Another high end pick: the highly praised tasting room at CityZen.

Inn at Little Washington

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The luxurious Inn at Little Washington gets a last meal vote.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Chain steakhouse Ruth's Chris would be one reader's vote.

Shake Shack

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Sometimes, only a cheeseburger and crinkle fries hits the spot.

Toki Underground

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Toki. Ramen. Enough said.

Bourbon Steak Washington DC

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Georgetown steakhouse Bourbon Steak is one reader's pick.

Makoto Restaurant

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For a refined last meal, one person would get the tasting menu at Makoto.

Rasika West End

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Lamb chops and lobster would be on the menu for the guest visiting Rasika West End for their last meal.

2 Amys

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It's popular for a reason — 2 Amys was one reader's choice.

Joe's Noodle House

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This Asian food favorite made a reader's list.

Guapo's

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Chicken fajitas and margaritas at Guapo's would hit the spot for a reader.

Palena's famous roast chicken is a reader's choice.

Deli City

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One reader would head straight to Deli City and order a Reuben.

Sushi Taro

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The city's most acclaimed sushi restaurant gets a nod from a reader who would order the omakase as a last meal.

2941 Restaurant

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A reader would get 2941's Bertrand Chemel to conduct a personal tasting menu for them.

Horace And Dickie's

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Another D.C. icon gets a shoutout from a Twitter follower who'd order fried fish from Horace and Dickie's.

Komi's epic tasting menu would be a tipline responder's choice, and they'd be hoping for the goat as the main course.

Columbia Room

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Some people prefer to drink their last meal and where better than the Columbia Room?

Cafe Atlantico (Honorable Mention)

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Sure, it doesn't exist anymore. But as long as we're fantasizing, one reader would bring back Jose Andres' former Cafe Atlantico for their last meal.

Ben's Chili Bowl

Multiple readers singled out D.C.'s iconic home of the half smoke as their last meal destination.

Acqua Al 2

A reader on Twitter selected Acqua Al Due for balsamic steak and the pasta sampler.

Georgia Brown's

Georgia Brown's famous soul food brunch gets the vote of one reader.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck

A reader would order the entire dim sum menu at The Source.

Pizzeria Paradiso

Sometimes only pizza will do for a last meal.

Minibar by José Andrés

If you're going to go out, go out big with Minibar, the most expensive place in town.

CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

Another high end pick: the highly praised tasting room at CityZen.

Inn at Little Washington

The luxurious Inn at Little Washington gets a last meal vote.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Chain steakhouse Ruth's Chris would be one reader's vote.

Shake Shack

Sometimes, only a cheeseburger and crinkle fries hits the spot.

Toki Underground

Toki. Ramen. Enough said.

Bourbon Steak Washington DC

Georgetown steakhouse Bourbon Steak is one reader's pick.

Makoto Restaurant

For a refined last meal, one person would get the tasting menu at Makoto.

Rasika West End

Lamb chops and lobster would be on the menu for the guest visiting Rasika West End for their last meal.

2 Amys

It's popular for a reason — 2 Amys was one reader's choice.

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Joe's Noodle House

This Asian food favorite made a reader's list.

Guapo's

Chicken fajitas and margaritas at Guapo's would hit the spot for a reader.

Palena

Palena's famous roast chicken is a reader's choice.

Deli City

One reader would head straight to Deli City and order a Reuben.

Sushi Taro

The city's most acclaimed sushi restaurant gets a nod from a reader who would order the omakase as a last meal.

2941 Restaurant

A reader would get 2941's Bertrand Chemel to conduct a personal tasting menu for them.