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jblum Sep 24, 2007 08:31 AM

Kind of an odd request, but my husband and I are finding out what gender our baby is today, and want to celebrate by going out to dinner. I thought of Indebleu but can't come up with a 'pink' restaurant. Alternatively, we thought of going to a place with a person's name in the restaurant's name. Like, 2Amy's for a girl (but I hope it's not twins :) or Hank's Oyster bar for a boy, etc.

Other suggestions are welcome, for a mid-level price range ($100 or so for both of us, shouldn't be too hard since I am not drinking!) celebration-type place. We eat pretty much any type of food. Metro accessible would be great. Thanks for considering my weird request!

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    dcskinsfan Sep 24, 2007 08:47 AM

    also, Blue Duck Tavern. I couldn't find anything with "pink" in the name. Farrah Olivia in Alexandria is named after local celebrity chef Morou Ouattara's 2 year old daughter.

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      4X4 Sep 24, 2007 09:01 AM

      If it turns out to be quintuplets and they're all boys, go to Five Guys. :)

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        jblum Sep 24, 2007 10:18 AM

        Oh dear lord, I hope not! Very funny... :)

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        Indy 67 Sep 24, 2007 09:09 AM

        I think your request is adorable and, as a grandma wannabe, I'm thrilled to help you out.

        Rose Restaurant, a Persian restaurant in Vienna, is a reasonably close version of a pink name. (You'd have to take a taxi from the Vienna metro station.)

        If you're selective in your ordering, you can eat at Blue Duck Tavern in your price range. Definitely check out the menu online to see if my opinion about price seems valid to you.

        Indigo Landing is another blue possibility. Definitely not Metro accessible!

        Finally, not quite what you asked but the menu at Jaleo defines the name of the restaurant as "revelry" and "merrymaking." Your news certainly falls into that category.

        Best wishes!

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          Elyssa Sep 24, 2007 09:44 AM

          Doesn't Blue Duck Tavern also have some sort of a lounge menu?

          This is one of the cutest requests I've heard of on this board btw! Congrats!!! Unfortunatly I don't think there is anywhere with "pink" in it's name. The only place I can think of is Bar Rouge (red). I know besides drinks (which I imagine you can't partake in) they have some food...mostly stylized lounge/bar food. But a cool decor.

          Hank's is right in your price range and one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.

          In terms of places with names you can check out Brasserie Beck. The chef named the restaurant after his youngest son (his other son got the honor of being the namesake for Marcel's).

          You can also check out Dino's. They are running a $23 3-course special right now so if you are into Italian, Italian baby boy names, and great specials you should check them out.

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            alkapal Sep 24, 2007 12:04 PM

            Indy 67, was this the Rose Restaurant that was in Falls Church, across from Anthony's on Broad Street?

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              weezycom Sep 24, 2007 01:09 PM

              Not Indy here, but yes, I think it is the same ownership, but the restaurant has moved out to Tysons.

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                Indy 67 Sep 24, 2007 01:36 PM

                Not the Tysons neighborhood at all, much less in either of the Tysons malls proper. The restuarant is considerably west of Tysons in the stores that front Maple Avenue. I think Magruder's grocery store is the largest store in the shopping center.

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                Indy 67 Sep 24, 2007 01:30 PM

                Yes, absolutely!

                Here's a link to an earlier Chowhound thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/373058

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              WashDC33 Sep 24, 2007 09:35 AM

              What a cute idea. I, too, am drawing a blank for "pink" restaurants. I second Blue Duck Tavern for a boy. And what about just going to a place like l'enfant care (l'enfant = child in french) or somewhere in the L'Enfant Plaza area...i am not too familiar with the restaurants around there.

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                Rosco1 Sep 24, 2007 10:45 AM

                Rosa Mexicano?

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                  xena1441 Sep 24, 2007 12:01 PM

                  Restaurant Eve in Old Town is named after a baby girl and is delish!

                  If it is twins- a boy and a girl you can go to Red, Hot & Blue;)

                  Can't think of pink though

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                    Jamie D Sep 24, 2007 01:24 PM

                    weird requests deserve weird answers

                    Ciao Baby on L St is no longer, right? that woulda been good

                    dunno, maybe explore your delivery options

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                      jblum Sep 24, 2007 06:41 PM

                      Well, the verdict was BOY! And his mama was too tired after all the excitement to stay downtown until the evening, so we ended up going home, relaxing, and having a nice late(ish) dinner at Ray's the Classics (we live in Silver Spring so it was easy). It was fabulous. Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes and recommendations!

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                        Elyssa Sep 24, 2007 08:13 PM

                        Congrats JBlum!!! Are you now considering a little baby boy named Ray? Would be one great story. :)

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                          jblum Sep 25, 2007 05:12 AM

                          Ha, after that steak last night I am tempted! But no, we had something else picked out :) Let's just say that Hank's Oyster Bar would have been much more fitting, but I was beat... !

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