In on biz and need some help!
- Lee from SF May 1, 2002 09:06 PM
I will be in DC next week staying at the Swisshotel planning a week long sales meeting in June. I need some help from locals - please! Every meeting we have had has been a food disaster - being that I am a total Chowhound, I've been voted "most likely to please them".
I need the following:
* Amazing steak house : thinking Caucus Room but am open to all feedback.
* Crab house, tables covered in brown paper? Someone said Harris's but it's far, yes?
* on the water/river place for outside cocktail party?
*what's the scoop on the Roof top terrace restaurant above the Kennedy Center?
Okay - that's a start...
thanks so much and I'll gladly return the favor if you are headed to SF.
I will let the others answer the steakhouse and crabhouse questions. For your river/water cocktail party, the definitive answer is Sequoia. With its cascading lights from the trees and elegant/chic interior design (along with decent food), this location is a hotspot on the Potomac.
You can get a good steak without going out of doors -- Jeffrey's at the Watergate. It has Ernie's beat all hollow. If you want a steakhouse per se, I suggest Les Halles on Penn Ave.
Another possibility is Bethesda Crab House, but it is also a hike from DC and is somewhat small.
Just for your information, there's a new place in town that serves crabs called the Annapolis Grill (it's on 1160 20th street). I've not had crabs there, but I know the owner is from the Annapolis area. Maybe you'd like to check it out while you're on your scouting mission?