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Dec 13, 2007 09:07 AM

Classy dining in DC?

I'm looking to take out somebody special and I'd like to try someplace with class. Price isn't too big an issue; perhaphs a consideration though

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  1. You'd like to try someplace with class, wow this one opens a big wide swath of restaurants. Do you want any type of cuisine? Romantic? Modern? Location?

    I think Restaurant Eve is really classy. Charlie Palmer is definately classy. Oval Room, Equinox, Zola, Poste, Marcels... I could name a lot more. Do you have any more specific requirements than just classy?

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    1. re: ktmoomau

      For instance, is that "classy/romantic," classy/chic," or "classy/old world,"?

    2. I agree with ktmoomau that "classy" is hard to define - but to be honest, the first thing that came to mind is 1789 - traditional class.

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      1. re: katecm

        thanks, I guess I'm thinking impressive without being in your face. traditional yet not stuffy

        1. re: tfdst2

          For traditional without stuffy I really highly highly recommend Restaurant Eve. It has such a warm nice atmosphere and the food and drinks both are very good.

          1789 is another solid choice although I haven't been there in ages now.

          I also think Equinox is a good choice although they are closing to remodel, but I don't think it is for a couple weeks yet.

          Also lower on the price range is Poste which is traditional with a twist of modern, but just says class to me. But there are lots of other options 2941 in Falls Church is incredible if you could venture out of the city further, and there are lots of other in city options.

          Charlie Palmers is a little modern, but very classy steakhouse.

          And I think all the places mentioned are also places you can have a nice conversation without having to yell, which can be harder now than it used to be.

          1. re: ktmoomau

            i think that piece about conversations and noise level really hits it. Thanks for the suggestions.

      2. The Willard Room is classy
        Gerard's Place is classy
        Seasons in the Four Seasons is classy
        Le Paradou is classy
        Tosca is classy
        The Prime Rib is classy (that does not include the bar, which is definitely NOT classy)