After GM’s post yesterday about the amount of restaurant closures last year (and GM just realized he left out Rugby Cafe), a friend reached out and asked for GM’s assistance in starting a conversation with Georgetowners about our restaurants. Specifically, he wanted to know where do Georgetowners actually go out when they go out in Georgetown, and why.
GM can only answer for himself, so here goes: the vast majority of times the reality is that GM and family only go out to restaurants in Georgetown because it’s convenient. As a result, very close-by restaurants like Bonaparte and Los Cuates get selected a lot. But a baby is in tow. It is unlikely GM and wife would stick around Georgetown if a baby-sitter has been hired for the night. When that happens they high-tailed it for U St. or H St. NE.
So simple comfort food that’s kid friendly draws the Family GM out when they’re out in Georgetown.
But what about you? When you eat out in Georgetown, do you go to the fancier restaurants like La Chaumiere or Citronelle (when it was open), the touristy M St. joints, or the more local-oriented places like Bonaparte?