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June 4, 2006

Scouting Report for Upcoming Dinner and a Movie


Based on input from last Thursday’s DCDL meetup, I scouted out a few places for Saturday’s Dinner & A Movie, focusing on Georgetown.

“Why Georgetown?” you might ask. “Isn’t that pretty far away from Metro?” Fair enough. This DL’er is a big fan of the Landmark E St. theater, loves its proximity to the Red Line Metro, but wishes the environs were more conducive to after-movie dining. I’ll add that Georgetown is a pretty cool place, and for folks like me who will probably bike there, anyway, the Metro shouldn’t be the only factor.

I’ll also note that when we were discussing this last Thursday, Bethesda Row wasn’t listed. Now it is. Is this a more favorable location?

Here’s the showtimes. The AMC Loews (3111 K St NW) is showing “An Inconvenient Truth” on Saturday at 6:10, 7:40, and 8:40. The playing time is 100 minutes which would put the 7:40 show ending time at roughly 9:30.

The Au Pied Bistro (2815 M St.) would be my #1 pick for after movie dining. Several entrees under $10, with a variety of attractive picks in the $10-$20 range. While it’s a few blocks from the theater, it’s also very convenient to the Foggy Bottom stop.

As a backup, Paulo’s (1303 Wisconsin Ave) has pizza’s in the $10 range, and plenty of pasta dishes in the $10-$20 range.

Both places can accomodate a party of 15 (roughly my guess), and can take reservations.


  1. I see that Paolo’s has a website, which is strangely devoid of menu information.

    I haven’t been able to track one down for Au Pied Bistro. Is the menu like the one for the old Au Pied de Cochon? I’m hoping they have a few more dishes that aren’t slathered in cream sauce.

    Keith11:19 am, June 5

  2. I picked up menus from both Au Pied Bistro an Paulo’s. Unfortunately, the site template doesn’t let me do a link to an image. Instead, it attempts to display the image, which over-runs the side columns.

    I was very impressed by Au Pied Bistro’s menu, as well as the ambiance. Standard french fair like Coq au Vin and Beef Bourguignonne along side dishes like Lamb Curry and Cassoulet.

    Also, a variety of crepes under $10.

    —AltHippo • 11:33 am, June 5

  3. Thanks. I’m not sure what was happening with your links, but here are your scans for Paolo’s and Au Pied.

    Keith11:58 am, June 5

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