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"The Massabny Dozen"

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After reviewing hundreds of restaurants in the Washington D.C. area, the list below represents those Rich feels offer the best in quality of food, portions and service. Prices are $25-$100 for two people. "The Massabny Dozen" reflects a wide variety of tastes.

(In alphabetical order- updated every six months)

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Rich Massabny,
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bullet CAFÉ RENAISSANCE (French & Italian) 163 Glyndon St., Vienna, VA 703-938-3311
bullet Experienced servers and fine cuisine headed by charming owner/host, Saeed. This cozy, friendly spot has a loyal following.
bullet EL ANDARIEGO (Mexican and Salvadorean)5 Olney-Sandy Springs Rd., Ashton, MD 301-260-8199
bullet  Wonderfully tasty and authentic favorites, made on the premises. Worth the trip.
bullet Il FORNO (Italian and Pizzeria) 900 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA  703-807-2050
bullet Wonderfully old-world; table-side service; sumptuous dishes from beginning to end.
bullet GOODYS (pizza and subs)  3125 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 703-351-7827
bullet Best pizza in town..
bullet KAZAN RESTAURANT (Turkish)  6813 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 703-734-1960
bullet 30 years owned and operated by genial host Zeynel Uzun and family. Beautiful presentations of truly authentic Turkish
cuisine. Don't miss the Döner Kebab.
bullet LEBANESE TAVERNA (Middle Eastern) 1101 S. Joyce St. (Pentagon Row), Arlington, VA, 703-415-8681. (Plus many other locations)
bullet Truly authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
bullet MARK'S DUCK HOUSE (Chinese)  6184-A Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 703-532-2125
bullet Specializing in Dim Sum; authentic Hong Kong style.
bullet OCCOQUAN INN AND GRILL (American) 300 Mill St., Occoquan, VA 703-491-1888
bullet Fine sophisticated country dining in the Inn (prime ribs are a specialty) and excellent selections in the adjacent Grill Room.
bullet P.F. CHANG'S (Chinese),
901 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA  703-527-0955
bullet A wide range of creative Chinese dishes--and bar selections.
bullet RAPPAHANNOCK OYSTER BAR (Virginia oyster beds) 1309 5th St. SE (Union Market) Washington, D.C. 202-544-4702
bullet Freshest oysters and clams.
bullet RISTORANTE LA PERLA of WASHINGTON (Italian) 2600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 202-333-1767
bullet Great variety of authentic Italian specialties, prepared by owner/chef Vittorio Testa; lovely decor.
bullet THIRSTY BERNIE Sports Bar & Grill (burgers), 2163 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 703-248-9300
bullet Great entrees and salads, too.



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