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Restaurants and Bars Near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
A Quick Bite: Head to this coffee shop for a caffeine fix and a selection of salads, sandwiches, and hot pressed panini. Choose from options like curry chicken in a pita, chicken gyro, and salmon Caesar salads. Distance from CC: 0.4 miles
Dangerously Delicious Pies
A Quick Bite: Great for a cold day lunch, Dangerously Delicious Pies serves up warm comfort in the form of quiche and pies stuffed with options like bratwurst, tofu curry, or steak and mushrooms. Follow it up with Baltimore Bomb pie, a chess pie with fudge-frosted Berger cookies. Distance from CC: 0.2 miles
A Quick Bite: This South African fast casual chain began its U.S. expansion in D.C. where diners can get flame grilled chicken with a variety of flavored and hot sauces. A wide variety of salads, sandwiches and sides round out the menu. Distance from CC: 0.2 miles.
Saint's Paradise Cafeteria
A Quick Bite: Far from formal, this church cafeteria serves up soul food in the usual meat and two veg format. Find the full gamut of classics -- fried chicken, bbq chicken, mac and cheese, greens. Or go for specials like meatloaf, chitlins, and pigs' feet. Distance from CC: 0.3 miles.
A Quick Bite: Typically spots that don't focus on a single cuisine tend to do none successfully. But Sundevich offers sandwiches that span European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and South American cuisines with ease. From the Korean-inspired Seousl with bulgogi, kimchee and Asian slaw to the Athens with lamb, sumac onions and tzatziki. Distance from CC: 0.4 miles.
A Quick Bite: Salad lovers can opt for salads made with local, seasonal ingredients at sweetgreen. Opt for pre-designed options like a salad take on pad thai, or a salad with protein-heavy quinoa and curried cauliflower. Distance from CC: 0.3 miles.
A Quick Bite: This local chain features Philly-style sandwiches and cheesesteaks are a go to quick bite. And for those looking to avoid the usual lunch sandwiches and salads, risotto balls with marinara provide a nice alternative. Distance from CC: 0.3 miles.
A Quick Bite: Daikaya serves ramen upstairs and izakaya bar bites upstairs. The downstairs is the best bet for a lunch on the run; try traditional ramen in such varieties as spicy miso and vegan. Distance from CC: 0.4 miles.
In the Convention Center: The hotel's casual diner option has nostalgic dishes from Marriott's original Hot Shoppes restaurant, plus some new, updated options.
High Velocity is a great place to watch sporting events and grab some beer (or one of their many varieties of Moscow Mules) in the process. The menu sticks to traditional bar fare.
Whiskey is the focus of Marriott's higher-end restaurant option and bar. Meanwhile, Mercandito, a Latin-influenced restaurant, will open there eventually.
Busboys and Poets
Sit-down lunch: Busboys and Poets offers plenty of menu items for vegans and vegetarians, in addition to foods that would suit picky eaters - burgers, sandwiches and salads. Also take advantage of the in-restaurant bookstore to do some shopping. Distance from CC: 0.3 miles.
Sit-down lunch: For a traditional Italian meal head to Casa Luca. The restaurant offers two lunch specials - one low sodium/low calorie three-course set menu for $28, and another with the choice of entree and non-alcoholic beverage or two half entrees for $17. Distance from CC: 0.3 miles
Sit-down lunch: Del Campo is the place to go for a meaty lunch, whether it's steak or any of the other slow-roasted meats. For a great deal, enjoy any sandwich with a beer or glass of wine for $12. Distance from CC: 0.2 miles.
Casual dinner: Baby Wale occupies the space between fine and casual dining. It blends high quality ingredients with casual dishes in the form of Niman Ranch tonkatsu, New Jersey-style hot dogs, and lobster salad sandwiches. Distance from CC: 0.2 miles.
Casual Dinner: For those in the mood for Asian food, Korean restaurant Mandu offers a plethora of choice. And it's a great place to head for late night eats - think Korean tacos and Korean fried chicken. Distance from CC: 0.3 miles.
Casual dinner; The menu at Thally is more than meets the eye. Within the plates of pork tenderloin and roast chicken is found more complex flavoring -- Kentucky bourbon sauce, Old Bay butter, and dandelion-sunflower pesto. Distance from CC: 0.4 miles.
Business dinner: Corduroy is the next step up from its sister Baby Wale. The simple, well-prepared dishes with high quality, seasonal ingredients, and warm atmosphere make it well suited for an inconspicuous business dinner. Distance from CC: 0.2 miles.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Business dinner: For a classic steakhouse experience head to Double Eagle. Choose from several cuts of beef, surf and turf, and the usual steakhouse fare. Up the ante with a shellfish platter, wagyu carpaccio or caviar. Distance from CC: 0.3 miles.
DBGB Kitchen and Bar
Business dinner: For those look for celebrity chef-helmed restaurants, Daniel Boulud's DBGB Kitchen and Bar will fit the bill with an eclectic mix of French classics, modern American dishes, and influences from Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Distance from CC: 0.4 miles.
Business dinner: Need to wine and dine an oenophile? Head to Proof for its heady wine list and modern cuisine. Stop by for its lunch deal of an entree with a glass of red or white wine, or soda for $14. Or go back for the four-course tasting at dinner. Distance from CC: 0.4 miles.
Good for Groups: This 700-seat restaurant is described by its CEO as "a restaurant that's a banquet hall." It can handle a wide range of price points, great for those with limited budgets. Prices per person start at around $20 and can easily be scaled up from there. Distance from CC: 0.6 miles.
City Tap House
Good for Groups: Along with being a great option for lunch, dinner or drinks, City Tap House has plenty of space and options to accommodate every thing from small happy hours of 30 to a gathering of 300. Distance from CC: 0.2 miles.
Hill Country Barbecue Market
Good for Groups: This barbecue spot does a great job accommodating large groups with the downstairs seating up to 110 people. Semi-private areas can seat approximately 20. Some of the set event options for Hill Country start at $45, or opt for hors d'oeuvres and finger foods at $25. Those getting together on a Monday night can pay $27 per person for the all you can eat option, and enjoy a variety of drink specials. Distance from CC: 0.6 miles.
Plan Ahead: One of D.C.'s best restaurants is within walking distance of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (though it's a bit of a hike) — but reservations aren't easy to come by, so it's not a great fit for spontaneous diners. Solo eaters may be able to snag a spot at the bar to try the signature palak chat. Distance from CC: 0.6 miles.
Plan ahead: Jaleo's festive atmosphere and sharable menu of tapas make it a nice choice for groups — but it's busy enough that a large party may not be able to get in without a reservation, so call ahead to see if it's a fit. Distance from CC: 0.5 miles.
barmini by José Andrés
Plan ahead: One of D.C.'s most ambitious cocktail bars is from Jose Andres, adjacent to his famed minibar restaurant. It's a great spot for drinks, and the bartenders put on a show — but it's best to have reservations for the tiny space. Distance from CC: 0.5 miles.
Capitol City Brewing Company
Drinks: The local brew pub offers seven beers on tap that include a selection of core brews and seasonal offerings alongside standard bar fare. Distance from CC: 0.3 miles.
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Drinks: On the evenings that there's a game at the Verizon Center, drinkers may find themselves jostled slightly more when ordering drinks. But get past that to find a collection of two cask beers, 35 drafts and five pages worth of bottles and cans. Distance from CC: 0.2 miles.
Drinks: The Salon at Rogue 24 is a great way to enjoy the playful food in a less formal way dining experience as well as to take in the innovative cocktails made by bartender Bryan Tetorakis. Distance from CC: 0.4 miles.