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Old 03-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Best relaxed dinner inside DCA?

After a full day, for a nice relaxed sit-down dinner, where would you go?
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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We loved Carthay Circle for table service, and we also really enjoyed sitting in the side dining room at Flo's looking out over the Cadillac Range for a counter service option.
Have also enjoyed sitting at Wine Country Trattoria.
A lot of folks love hanging out at the Cove Bar - I didnt realize you can dine with kids in the seating area just not up at bar - so that is on our list to try soon!
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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Inside DCA I haven't been to Carthay yet, but if you are willing to step slightly outside, Napa Rose is my favorite.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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Carthay Circle

Carthay Circle is by far the best restaurant in DCA. You won't be disappointed.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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Ok so I'm leaning towards Wine Country Trattoria with the World of Color package. Anybody try this?
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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Or maybe Carthay Circle. Is the WOC viewing angle better?
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Have you seen the WOC superthread up on the stickies at the top of the page? There are photo/diagrams on it that will give you an idea:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2542717
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #8
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Carthay Circle Restaurant.

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Another vote for Carthay Circle!
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Relaxed dinner in DCA? Nothing comes close to Carthay Circle.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:08 AM   #11
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We just returned from our first Disneyland Trip, and I have to agree with others that Carthay Circle is the way to go. I preferred their seating area for WOC because we were centered perfectly for the show, but didn't get wet!!!

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If you're willing to go the counter service route then the Boardwalk Pizza/Paradise Garden Grill is a great place to relax.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:02 AM   #13
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  • If you want fancy and pricey, go with Carthay Circle
  • If you want nice, but not so pricey go to the Wine Country Trattoria
  • If you want cheap, but still kind of relaxing I suggest Flo's, sitting outside by Radiator Springs Racers. This area is not busy and its cool to watch the cars go by.

Avoid the boardwalk area, this place is always packed with people. All places sell alcohol in DCA, so you get that relaxing factor in any one of them.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #14
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Ok so I'm leaning towards Wine Country Trattoria with the World of Color package. Anybody try this?
I'm not sure what the woc package is with Wine Country Trattoria. I'll look into it; thanks!
We did the WOC picnic packs when they first started and they were very good but cold of course .
We like the actual restaurant--outside seating, pretty good food (kids just eat the calamari and we sub xtra calamari for the mussels, so not sure of kid options), and full bar. They bring bread to the table; pasta dishes and salads are dominant entree choices.
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I'll second what others have said about less expensive and less fancy, but still very good and very relaxing--the outside, side patio at Flo's (looking at Ornament Valley), or Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta (around the stage area, so as to catch some great music).
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