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Celebratory Dinner in Crystal/Pentagon City: How's the Grill Rm. at the Ritz?

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I have a very good reason to take out a business client (although he is also a colleague and a very close friend) for a celebratory dinner in the Crystal City or Pentagon City area. We are settling a deal that we've been working on for two years.

We go out together about 3-4 times a year for nice dinners. In the Crystal City/Pentagon City area we usually go to Mortons, as he is a big red meat guy. We've probably been to that Mortans 4 times.

I'd like to try something different that will still please him and his red meat appetite. He's not adventurous re ethnic food. And I've taken him to Shirlington and he didn't really like the food at Carlyle.

I'm looking at the Grill Room at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City. There is very little review info on this place. Is service good? How's the food? I'm not looking for a high buzz place as we make our own buzz together-- just a nice dinner w/good steak for him and alternatives for me (I am not too picky). And good drinks and wine, it's a celebration!

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  1. if typical steakhouse fare is what you're after, I don't think you or your friend will have any problems with Grill @ The Ritz. lots of meat and spuds to be had... service should be fine, although i've never been to the pentagon city location.

    1. If you are looking to branch out, perhaps Bebo is something you should look into. They get great reviews, and the food is amazing.

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      1. re: AnneBird

        Sorry but I think Bebo is a mistake. If the colleague isn't into ethnic food and thought Carlyle Grand wasn't good, then Roberto's "non-Olive-Garden" Italian menu will probably be too much. I would stick with A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N cuisine.

        That said -- any chance you're willing to cab it or metro in from VA? Charlie Palmer Steak has good steaks and seafood, in a sleek contemporary setting. And the view of the Capitol dome at night is pretty impressive for out-of-towners.

        Also -- congratulations on your efforts!