1/29/2013 01:03:00 PM

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in the DC Area

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The Baltimore Ravens battle the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this Sunday, February 3, and, if you're looking for something a little different than the usual sports bar route, the following area restaurants will be showing the game. Whichever team wins (go Ravens!), fans will score some good eating and drinking.

Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery 
Food: 22
Decor: 18
Service: 19
A “New Orleans sensibility” pervades this “friendly” Courthouse counter-serve bakery/cafe where “terrific” Southern standards, “delicious” beignets, “OMG” desserts and “awesome” coffee keep it humming from breakfast on; in fact, some folks “never want to leave” the “comfy couch” in the corner of the “cute” room, “whimsically decorated” with mason jar lights and salvaged artifacts.

1515 N Courthouse Rd; 703-243-2410

Bourbon Steak 
Food: 25
Decor: 25
Service: 25
Cost: $70
“Of course the steaks are superb” at Michael Mina’s DC chophouse, but “trust the chefs” to take you on an “amazing adventure” via the rest of the “inventive” New American menu at this “popular” Four Seasons venue – “the place to see, be seen and spend money in Georgetown”; “impeccable service” is de rigueur and “celebrity sightings” are common in the “modern and polished” dining room, as well as the bar that’s “rife with power-sippers (and those looking to get attached to them).”

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202-944-2026

Del Frisco's Grille 
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Power players, desk jockeys and tourists can tuck into the signature steaks and seafood, along with comfort classics and lighter fare, at this national chainlet steakhouse that recently debuted in the Penn Quarter; bills can be high, in keeping with the handsome, modern setting that features a wall of wine at the entrance and a classy island bar with windows opening to a spacious, canopied terrace.

1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202-450-4686

“They’re passionate about beer” at these “value”-priced “neighborhood haunts” in Alexandria and Ballston, where “small-batch and hard-to-find” brews whet the appetite for “tasty” wood-fired pizza and seasonal “upscale” American “tavern fare”; “knowledgeable”, “low-key” staff creates a “relaxed” atmosphere at both locations, while Alexandria has a “funkier vibe”, and Ballston is “bigger” with “lots of tables in the bar.”

827 Slaters Ln; 703-224-5051

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At this newly minted Chinatown resto-lounge across from Verizon Center, moderately priced, upscale American fare pairs with cocktails, wine and brew; the second-story, brick-walled setting features leather-lined booths equipped with a ‘pour-your-own’ beer system, while plenty of tech (over 30 HDTV screens and electronic display boards) vies with cityscape views for patrons’ attention.

707 G St NW; 202-347-8683

Virtue Feed and Grain 
Food: 19
Decor: 23
Service: 20
Cost: $38
A “hip” crowd coalesces in the “rustic”-meets-“urban” confines of this 18th-century granary in Old Town, a “younger bar-scene answer to Restaurant Eve”, for midpriced, “elevated” pub grub – though a “disappointed” delegation says it’s “not up to the standards” of an Armstrong establishment; still, “hoptails” mixed by “well-trained bartenders” keep the bar “lively” and fuel the competitive “buzz” upstairs in the game room.

106 S Union St; 571-970-3669


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