What Does Georgetown Taste Like?

Monday night at the ANC meeting, the BID presented its plans for the next upcoming Taste of Georgetown festival. Later on, the liquor license application of Lapis, a proposed Afghan restaurant, was discussed. Perhaps he was just hungry, but it got him wondering: what types of restaurants dominate Georgetown?

Being a nerdy wonk that he is, GM made a pie chart:

Like the rest of America, we apparently really like, well, “American”, Italian (which is mostly to say: Pizza), and dessert.

Before tabulating the numbers (which were based off of GM’s last survey) GM thought that French might eek out a win, but the prevalence of pubs like Martin’s and J.Paul’s put American in first. The combination of ten different pizza places, combined with higher end Italian restaurants like Cafe Milano, put Italian squarely in second place. And despite an Ice Cream No-Man’s Land, when in Georgetown you’re never more than a few blocks from a frozen or baked treat.

The most amazing thing about this data? There are no fewer than 120 restaurants in Georgetown. 120!? That’s nuts.

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10 responses to “What Does Georgetown Taste Like?

  1. RobRob

    This is desperately calling out for a Venn diagram.

  2. Which one is British? Other than the Shepherds Pie at British/Irish influenced, but still all-American, Martin’s? If there’s someplace around purveying oxtail soup and sticky toffee pudding, hear, hear, and let’s hear about it!

  3. GM

    Sorry to disappoint you, it’s just the Guards. Honestly, it’s probably as “American” as J.Pauls or the rest, but I was feeling charitable.

    Actual real deal British food can be found across town at Againn.

  4. Bill S

    And which one is Austrian?

    I’d love it you posted the names of all 120.

    Meanwhile, RobRob on the first post — did you participate in a reality show called Solitary? A guy named RobRob did very well on it in the third season.

  5. GM

    Kafe Leopold of course!

    I’ll post the names soon. I probably even missed a couple.

  6. Carol Joynt

    For your next pie chart, GM, please outline Georgetown restaurants based on their Zagat ratings. Do we have a high or low mark on the Zagat scale, as in how many rank in the high 20s, mid 20s, low 20s and teens? Do any Georgetown restaurants make the Open Table top ten for the city?

  7. GM

    That’s a tall order Carol. It’ll take a lot longer.

    For those that are interested, here’s the list:

    Café Divan
    Einstein Bagels
    Starbucks
    Ledos
    Bistrot Lepic
    Casbah Café
    Bean Counter
    Patisserie Poupon
    Manny & Olga
    Georgetown Café
    Pizza Movers
    Basil Thai
    Leonidas
    Marvelous Market
    Los Cuates
    Dolcezza
    Bonaparte
    Wisey’s
    Cappucino’s Pizza
    Thomas Sweets
    Kitchen No. 1
    Georgetown Dinette
    Wingos
    Smith Point
    Subway
    Daily Grill
    Five Guys
    Paolo’s
    Martin’s Tavern
    3rd Edition
    Neyla
    Chopsticks
    Filomena
    Ching Ching Cha
    Paparrazi
    Prince
    Sweet Green
    Qdoba
    Georgetown Cupcake
    Leopold’s
    Aditi Indian Cuisine
    Rhino Bar
    Crepe Amour
    Georgetown Wing Co.
    Harmony Café
    J. Chocolatier
    Pizzaria Paradiso
    Quick Pita’s
    Subway
    Chipotle
    Tackle Box
    Hook
    Saloun
    Pizzaria Uno
    Dean & Deluca
    Godiva
    Clyde’s
    J. Paul’s
    Bistro Francais
    Starbucks
    Haagen Dazs
    Bodega
    Sea Catch
    Mr. Smith’s
    Old Glory
    Ben And Jerry’s
    Johnny Rockets
    Mien Yu
    Ristorante Piccolo
    Moby Dick
    Paper Moon
    Cannon’s Seafood
    Miss Saigon
    Fino Italian
    Garrett’s
    Iceberry
    La Madelene
    Vietnam Restaurant
    Mendocino
    Guards
    Le Pain Quotidien
    La Chaumiere
    Don Lobos
    Taj of India
    Furins
    Café Tu a Tu
    Citronelle
    Zed’s Ethiopean
    George’s King of Fallafal
    Hunan Express
    K’s Deli
    Mrs. Fields Cookies
    Pretzelmaker
    Sbarro The Italian Eatery
    Seven Brothers Subs
    Truffles Belgian Chocolates
    Chadwicks
    Hershey’s
    Mate
    Café Puro
    Café Milano
    Peacock Café
    Domino’s
    Booeymonger
    Tuscany
    Morton’s
    Saxby’s
    Café La Ruche
    Baked and Wired
    Georgetown Scoops
    Nick’s Riverside Grill
    Farmers & Fishers
    Bangkok Joes
    Cabanas
    Sole Restaurant & Tapas
    Sequoia
    Café Catina
    Tony & Joe’s
    Il Canale

    I could be missing some and some of these may have closed without my knowledge, so let me know if there are any errors.

  8. Bill S

    Ack! That’s the place next to L2 in Cady’s alley.

    I’ve seen it but never been in it, but I should’ve known that.

    BTW a possible interesting scoop: both of the CVS’s on M & 28th/29th and O & Wisconsin are out of mosquito repellent.

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