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Largest Jewish community is in Silver Spring, which is a suburb of Washington. For tourists, best place to stay is in downtown Silver Spring, which has a metro stop and a nearby  shul in Woodside Park within walking distance.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2012, 01:30:19 PM »
Can you ask them if they are open over Pesach
of course. If I forget remind me to reply.
It's $28 for an excellent steak with a number of great sauces and 2 side dishes.
Skip their entrees and dessert.
I told them Dan said we have to. Done. Now to get enought battery from my BB9900 and service from At&t to find it.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: March 27, 2012, 01:34:56 PM »
Lol, remember to ask for extra sauces for the steak (they come on the side) and quite honestly the entrees, sushi, and desserts were big disappointments, don't waste your time/money on them.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2012, 01:35:55 PM »
What else can be done at night?
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Re: Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: March 27, 2012, 02:04:58 PM »
Can you ask them if they are open over Pesach

This is not exactly proof, but if you go to the Capitol K's site (that's the hechsher there) they say that of the restaurants under their hashgocha, only Moti's Grill (in Rockville - at least a half hour drive from DC proper) is open for Pesach. I can't vouch for their Pesach menu, but during the year it's good stuff, especially for the price.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: March 27, 2012, 02:07:50 PM »
Moti's Grill (in Rockville - at least a half hour drive from DC proper) is open for Pesach. I can't vouch for their Pesach menu, but during the year it's good stuff, especially for the price.
My uncle tells me I'm a fool for not going there for their American night all-you-can-eat on Mondays.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: March 27, 2012, 02:41:06 PM »
My uncle tells me I'm a fool for not going there for their American night all-you-can-eat on Mondays.

Yeah, I was there on a Monday night, but I'm not a big eater so I just ordered a steak, which was slightly less expensive and more than enough food for me. It did look really good though.

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Re: Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: March 27, 2012, 05:32:39 PM »
Can you ask them if they are open over Pesach
they will not be open
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: March 28, 2012, 09:21:01 AM »
It's $28 for an excellent steak with a number of great sauces and 2 side dishes.
Skip their entrees and dessert.
Thanks for insisting, it was great. Friends all had steaks and loved it, I was full so took sushi and small hamburgers, neither of which were good, but decent.

We saw the Air and Space Museum, International Spy Musuem, Smithsonian American Art, Capitol, SCOTUS, walked around a bit. Now heading to Pentagon, WH, Holocaust museum. Can't do Library of congress as some of us didn't bring their ID's and don't speak English. Are we missing anything?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: March 28, 2012, 10:32:52 AM »
Newseum!
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: March 28, 2012, 05:59:16 PM »
Newseum!
which is quite expensive in my mind if you do not intend to spend much time there. I stopped by on my way from the DOJ to Union Station, and enjoyed viewing their outdoor/lobby exhibit with all the news papers

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: June 11, 2012, 12:22:11 PM »
Hasn't been posted here, but pombistro closed a few weeks ago. Chaval aal deavdin.

Thanks again Dan for insisting we ate there!
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« Reply #111 on: June 11, 2012, 12:25:47 PM »
A shame.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: June 11, 2012, 12:26:51 PM »
A shame.
Why do you say that? We enjoyed the food a lot! :D

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: June 11, 2012, 04:36:08 PM »
Anyone have reviews on the park Hyatt?
Also, is there a shull walking distance from the hotel?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: June 11, 2012, 05:01:16 PM »
Anyone have reviews on the park Hyatt?
Also, is there a shull walking distance from the hotel?

There's only one Orthodox shul in DC, Kesher Israel in Georgetown. That's around a half hour walk.

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« Reply #115 on: June 11, 2012, 05:04:43 PM »
There's only one Orthodox shul in DC, Kesher Israel in Georgetown. That's around a half hour walk.
Looks like there are 2 chabad houses, each within 1 mile of the PHDC.
Never stayed but it's a nice looking hotel and close to Eli's.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: June 11, 2012, 06:32:51 PM »
Fromm photo gallery I've seen, it looks like its more like a business-style type of property. Do you think it'll be enjoyable as resort for vacation?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: June 11, 2012, 06:37:01 PM »
Of course not its a city hotel not a resort.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: June 11, 2012, 07:59:10 PM »
Looks like there are 2 chabad houses, each within 1 mile of the PHDC.
Never stayed but it's a nice looking hotel and close to Eli's.

I'm was sitting here trying to figure out how you found 2 Chabad houses within a mile, till I realized google was pointing me to the Grand Hyatt, despite my search for Park Hyatt.

In that case, the PHDC (along with the a Fairmont, Westin and Ritz-Carlton) is basically the closest luxury hotel to the Kesher Israel, just a 10 minute walk. KI has 3 minyanim a day, and 2 minyanim for shachris on Shabbos.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: June 11, 2012, 08:11:34 PM »
Of course not its a city hotel not a resort.

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Don't go to DC to relax. Go to DC to see all sorts of great attractions (most of them free) you can only find in the nation's capitol.