Anderson House | Cafe Paradiso Ristorante Italiano | Vace | Eddie's Cafe Chinese Cuisine | Indique

Get Out of Avalon at Foxhall for an Afternoon of Culture and History at DC's Anderson House

You wouldn't expect to find colossal private estates in most cities, but Washington, DC is an exception. As the nation's capital, this historical city looks little like many of the country's other sprawling metropolises. Larz Anderson and wife Isabel Brown are to thank for one of the most striking estates in DC.

They built it in the beginning of the 20th century, right at the height of their fame. It was a time when politicians and socialites flocked to the city for parties and galas, and many of them were hosted at Anderson House after it was completed in the spring of 1905. A Boston architecture firm was responsible for creating the mansion, complete with three-story carriage house and stable, private garden, and a tennis court. High-profile figures from all over the region came to Anderson House for events (including the Vanderbilts and President Taft), and today you can explore the opulence in which the Andersons lived. Now a museum, the Anderson House features papier-mache ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and gleaming marble floors. Make the quick trip from Avalon at Foxhall to Anderson House for a tour.

Anderson House
2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 2008
(202) 785-2040

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Enjoy a Nice Dinner Out at Cafe Paradiso Ristorante Italiano Near Avalon at Foxhall in Washington

You'd like to go out and enjoy a nice Italian dinner. However, it's not only the food that's important to you. The setting, service, and ambiance all contribute to the ideal dinner out. In that case, head to Cafe Paradiso Ristorante Italiano, a chic, contemporary restaurant that serves upscale Italian fare. What makes this Washington, DC eatery even more appealing is that it is located just a short distance from Avalon at Foxhall.

Once inside, get started with an espresso or save the beverage for a post-meal treat. Take a look at the food menu and order an appetizer such as the calamari fritti or a bowl of zuppa. If you're dining with a partner, opt for the antipasta for two and choose from a number of selections to share. You could each order your own dish and enjoy the boneless free-range chicken with wild mushrooms and fresh herbs, the vegetarian-friendly fettuccine with four cheeses, or the grilled filet mignon.

Cafe Paradiso Ristorante Italiano
2649 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 265-8955

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Vace: An Italian Deli Located Just a Short Trip From Avalon at Foxhall

You're hosting a gathering at Avalon at Foxhall, but you're not exactly known for your culinary skills. Sure, you're excited to have some of your closest friends over, decorate your place, and mix some drinks, but when it comes to the food, you're really not sure what to serve. Here's an idea: head to Vace Italian Deli in Washington, D.C. There, you can check out the selection of high-quality cheeses, meats, and homemade pastas that would impress the guests at your party. You could also let Vace cater your next event so you can sit back and relax.

Once you walk into the deli, located just a short distance from Avalon at Foxhall, your sense of smell will be pleasantly surprised. Make your way to the deli counter to pick up some cheese and meats so you can prepare your own sandwiches. Don't forget to check out the selection of fresh and dry pasta. You could always swing by Vace if you need a quick bite to eat. Grab a sandwich or take a pizza home to the family.

3315 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 363-1999

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Let Eddie's Cafe Chinese Cuisine Deliver Your Dinner to Avalon at Foxhall Tonight

As the saying goes, you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but when it comes to Eddie's Cafe Chinese Cuisine, you shouldn't judge an eatery by its storefront. The modest exterior might cause you to pass right by this Washington, DC eatery, but regulars say you'd be smart to venture inside. That's where some of the best Chinese food in the area is made and served, according to customers. If you don't feel like moving from the couch at Avalon at Foxhall, you could always call for delivery.

The prices here are also quite appealing, particularly when it comes to the dinner specials. Most of the entree specials are priced at $12 or less and they come with steamed rice, soup, and a spring roll. All of the Chinese staples are on the menu, including beef with broccoli, Hunan shrimp, and General Tso's chicken, among others. The restaurant itself is a bit smaller, but guests say that the dishes — whether you dine in or order out — are big on flavor.

Eddie's Cafe Chinese Cuisine
2600 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 667-3939

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Indique Near Avalon at Foxhall in Washington: Fusion Indian Food in Cleveland Park

Although Indian food is unique all on its own, the chef at Indique adds an extra layer of innovation to their cuisine—hence the name "Indique," a hybrid of "India" and "unique." Located in Cleveland Park, Indique dishes out authentic Indian seafood and vegetarian fare not far from Avalon at Foxhall.

If you asked most regulars, they'd probably tell you that Indique's curries are among the best items on the menu. The most popular version is the chicken tikka makhani, which comes hot from the traditional tandoori oven and doused in a savory tomato gravy. However, customers also like the spicy lamb vindaloo curry with potatoes. Add a side of garlic naan—and perhaps a glass of wine from the short list at Indique—to any meal for the full Indique experience.

3512-14 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 244-6600

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