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Where We Ate: Washington, DC

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MXDC by Todd English

There is a kid's menu here, and it's even noisier inside than it is outside on the streets of DC (which can be good if you're worried about your own kiddos' noise levels, but bad for conversation). Everyone liked their food, but the waiter was always trying to upsell us, which was annoying. Maybe that was just him and not what all of the servers do.


Mitsitam Café at the National Museum of the American Indian

I thought that the food mostly lived up to the hype I had heard. There is a big selection of Native-inspired items, served at 5 different regional stations (Mesoamerica, Northern Woodlands, etc.), and lots of things looked good. My chicken and plantain stew (from the South America station) was quite tasty.
However, the Café was out of fry bread, so it seems like they may have trouble keeping up with demand, and I was bummed because I really had wanted an Indian taco.

There is no kid menu at the Café. They have hot dogs and burgers at the Great Plains station, both made from bison. The burgers appeared to be double burgers--too big for my girls--so they went with the dogs and were happy. Fortunately, they were open to trying bison. I took a bite and can vouch that I couldn't distinguish it from an all-beef dog.

As for prices, I thought my stew at $10.20 was a good value for a lunch in a big city. The dogs came in at 10.50 each; that included a good helping of chips on the side, but you're paying a premium for bison because you probably could get a beef dog from a food cart outside the Air and Space museum next door for cheaper. The drinks were the most expensive, though: $3.75 for a mini-can of Sprite and $3.50 for a can of Dasani sparking water.

In all, I would recommend it and come back myself, but be prepared for the sticker shock.


Clyde's at Gallery Place

Our group of 4 adults and 4 kids had dinner here. The menu has burgers, sandwiches, salads, and some larger entrees. There is a kiddie menu as well that includes a dessert of fruit, sorbet, or ice cream with the entree. Everyone seemed to like what they ordered. The kids particularly liked the scoop of ice cream that came with their meals.


Posted by amikulski 19:15 Archived in USA Tagged children restaurants washington

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