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Bethesda with a client....

Gee Sep 15, 2006 04:08 PM

For a weeknight dinner with an important and probably food-savvy client, looking for a resto anywhere between downtown Bethesda and Rockville around White Flint (no further north).

Cost not an issue, but *low noise level* definitely is.

I'd appreciate hearing any suggestions. I'd also appreciate any recent experiences with food (or noise level) at Jaleo, Rock Creek.

(Persimmon, alas, is booked at the time we want. The reopened Blacks sounds very promising but is apparently too loud.) Thanks!

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  1. Chocolatechipkt RE: Gee Sep 15, 2006 08:16 PM

    Maybe Cesco? I haven't been there recently, but they've always been good in the past. I love Jaleo in Bethesda, but I remember them being louder than you might want.

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    1. re: Chocolatechipkt
      DanielK RE: Chocolatechipkt Sep 15, 2006 09:06 PM

      Cesco ain't quiet.

      What about Passage to India?

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      Pappy RE: Gee Sep 15, 2006 09:37 PM

      Tragara is a good choice. Very "expense account" feel. Dinner can be okay. Order cold seafood salad, agnoletti (sp?), fish special, and osso buco. Over priced, but perfect for closing a deal.

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        Chocolatechipkt RE: Pappy Sep 15, 2006 10:16 PM

        I have to disagree with Tragara. I think it's gone downhill in the past few years.

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        John Galt RE: Gee Sep 18, 2006 02:10 PM

        David Craig is what you are looking for. Really. Stop looking.

        http://www.dcbethesda.com/menu.html

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          unicorn633 RE: Gee Sep 18, 2006 03:35 PM

          I agree with David Craig. Very quiet, excellent food. Look no further. Cost: around 150-200 for two with all the works, but worth every penny.

          1. Gee RE: Gee Sep 18, 2006 04:07 PM

            Great suggestions. Will try David Craig (and keep Cesco and Passage to India in mind for later). Many thanks, all.

            1. Lydia R RE: Gee Sep 18, 2006 10:05 PM

              Add another 'hound for David Craig. DC has a good number of Tabard Inn alumni and the polish shows.

              QUESTION: Do you think Gee should specifically book a booth in the front room or a table along a wall in the back room? Just wondering if there's an optimal table location for a dinner like this.

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