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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 #400 on: July 05, 2015, 07:39:14 PM »
Are there any nice steakhouse type of restaurants in the area?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: July 22, 2015, 04:16:54 PM »
any other meat eatery other then CharBar in DC?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: July 22, 2015, 04:31:12 PM »
Are there any nice steakhouse type of restaurants in the area?
any other meat eatery other then CharBar in DC?

This place has decent meat, rib steak, shawarma, etc... and is about 15 min from DC. Max's menu: http://www.theshalomgroup.com/maxs-cafe-and-catering/cafe-menu.html
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« Reply #403 on: July 22, 2015, 04:34:12 PM »
This place has decent meat, rib steak, shawarma, etc... and is about 15 min from DC. Max's menu: http://www.theshalomgroup.com/maxs-cafe-and-catering/cafe-menu.html
Thanks. Looks cheaper then charbar

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: July 22, 2015, 04:36:55 PM »
Thanks. Looks cheaper then charbar
Think of it as the difference between eating out in the city and eating out in Brooklyn or Queens.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #405 on: July 22, 2015, 04:44:30 PM »
any other meat eatery other then CharBar in DC?
If you're heading out to the suburbs, there's also Moti's Grill.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: July 22, 2015, 04:46:59 PM »
If you're heading out to the suburbs, there's also Moti's Grill.
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« Reply #407 on: July 22, 2015, 04:51:24 PM »
Think of it as the difference between eating out in the city and eating out in Brooklyn or Queens.
Would not go that far.  Maxs is fast food.  Charbar is waiter service iinm

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« Reply #408 on: July 22, 2015, 04:54:04 PM »
Would not go that far.  Maxs is fast food.  Charbar is waiter service iinm
Yup, Charbar is waiter service. I've never actually been to Max's, I was thinking of Moti's, which I posted once I realized.

Charbar wasn't cheap, but it wasn't outrageous either.

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« Reply #409 on: July 22, 2015, 08:01:14 PM »
Yup, Charbar is waiter service. I've never actually been to Max's, I was thinking of Moti's, which I posted once I realized.

Charbar wasn't cheap, but it wasn't outrageous either.
Yup. Maxs is good,  but fast food

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: July 22, 2015, 08:28:09 PM »
Yup. Maxs is good,  but fast food

true. Max's menu includes rib steak. So, would you recommend Moti's Grill if he's visiting near Washington DC?
It's probably close enough and they serve great meat meals. We really liked their green beens and garlicky/buttery smashed potatoes, too.
Moti's Grill Info: 4860 Boiling Brook Parkway Rockville, MD 20852  PH: 301-231-0839
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« Reply #411 on: July 22, 2015, 08:49:49 PM »
true. Max's menu includes rib steak. So, would you recommend Moti's Grill if he's visiting near Washington DC?
It's probably close enough and they serve great meat meals. We really liked their green beens and garlicky/buttery smashed potatoes, too.
Moti's Grill Info: 4860 Boiling Brook Parkway Rockville, MD 20852  PH: 301-231-0839
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Never has motis grill. Maxs has good schwarma

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: July 22, 2015, 09:27:24 PM »
Never has motis grill. Maxs has good schwarma

Moti's Grill has waiters and perhaps a more upscale menu. Been busy when I've gone. It's in Rockville, so not near Baltimore. Closer to Silver Spring and still pretty close to DC. Had an excellent steak there, too.... Would recommend for tourists. Plus Moti's Market is right next door/attached -- they sell quality Belgian California Gourmet chocolate chips.
They have a wide selection of fresh Moti's salads, breads, dried fruits and nuts, many types of meats; a good one-stop shop grocery store.
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« Reply #413 on: July 22, 2015, 10:29:20 PM »


they sell quality Belgian California Gourmet chocolate chips.


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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: July 27, 2015, 03:58:51 AM »
Wich hyatt is the nicest in the DC to use my free night? The rep. said on the phone there is 6

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« Reply #415 on: July 27, 2015, 10:02:31 AM »
Wich hyatt is the nicest in the DC to use my free night? The rep. said on the phone there is 6
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« Reply #416 on: July 27, 2015, 10:23:57 AM »
Wich hyatt is the nicest in the DC to use my free night? The rep. said on the phone there is 6
I've stayed at the PH and Hyatt Regency, PH is nicer (I used my free nights there then moved to the Regency) but the Regency is more centrally located for most DC attractions. However Char Bar is just a few blocks from the PH. I dont' know anything about the Grand Hyatt.
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« Reply #417 on: July 27, 2015, 10:32:40 AM »
I've stayed at the PH and Hyatt Regency, PH is nicer (I used my free nights there then moved to the Regency) but the Regency is more centrally located for most DC attractions. However Char Bar is just a few blocks from the PH. I dont' know anything about the Grand Hyatt.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency. Great location for attractions, not so much for minyan/food (we went chol hamoed pesach, so food wasn't a concern and since I'd be going to minyan on my own vs. travel to attractions would be with kid it made more sense to stay there). We paid $125/night and used a DSU. Rooms were OK, definitely not a luxury hotel.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: July 27, 2015, 10:40:03 AM »
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency. Great location for attractions, not so much for minyan/food (we went chol hamoed pesach, so food wasn't a concern and since I'd be going to minyan on my own vs. travel to attractions would be with kid it made more sense to stay there). We paid $125/night and used a DSU. Rooms were OK, definitely not a luxury hotel.
$125/night is pretty good, I stayed with points and it was 12k/night but the cash rate of the rooms where over $300. I tried to get an upgrade (I was on a diamond trial) but the place was booked. They had several conferences at the time. I wasn't impressed with the room, but I wasn't disappointed. I was coming from a suite at the PH so it was obviously a step down. I guess (as it usually does) it depends on what you're doing in DC and what your priorities are.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: July 27, 2015, 11:22:25 AM »
Yeah, PHDC is a relatively short walk to minyan, food and the metro - but not to the attractions.

One other option to look into is biking to get around. There are bike racks all over and places that will rent you ask the necessary equipment. Haven't done it yet, but last time we were there (in the winter) we were thinking it'd be a great idea in nicer weather.