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Jan 16, 2008 04:39 PM

Recs for bachelorette dinner in DC?

For 10-15 people, preferably pre-fix ($20-30) but that's not a deal-breaker. My first thought was Sequoia at the waterfront, something "occaision-y" like that. Thank you!

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  1. If you care at all about food Sequoia probably isn't the place to go.

    Alternatives that might be fun (but not necassarily pre-fix) would be Hudson, Oya, Acadiana, Cafe Atlantico, Jaleo, or PS7.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        I would definitely avoid Hudson...too loud unless you get the back room. Truthfully, it's nothing special food wise.

      2. Oya seems to have a constast $30 pre-fix going on, so that may be a good place, plus its pretty trendy and near so many other bars that you would have a number of other choices afterwards...

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        1. re: DCLindsey

          I was not entirey impressed by the food at Oya, but the atmosphere would be perfect for a bachelorette party. Chic, trendy, hip, ect.

          1. re: HilkaryIC

            I found the food surprisingly good. The pre-fixe menu is perfect because I probably wouldn't be happy paying the prices of the regular menu but was more then happy to pay $30 for the food we got.

            1. re: Elyssa

              Yes, I love Oya. They honor reservations (unlike Zengo, which I went to for a Bachelorette party and they didn't seat us until 2 hours after our res time--and all they offered to make up for it was a couple of bowls of edamame until we complained and they bought us a round of drinks too), and have a private room which may be available.
              Another possible option is Rasika, which has a private or semi-private room. We went for a birthday party and the bill was reasonable.
              Avoid La Tasca. While the atmosphere would be cute for a bachelorette party, and the sangria is good, the food is mediocre.

              Oya Restaurant & Lounge
              777 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

              Rasika Restaurant
              633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

              1. re: KWynn

                Completly agree with KWynn. If you want Spanish tapas you are better off heading to Jaleo then La Tasca which is really sub-par, chain tapas.

        2. Although I've never been - I hear Mie N Yu is great for girls nights out/bachelorette parties. It definitely has decor that would put everyone in a festive mood, and good food/wine.

          Also - Sea Catch, which would be a little more expensive, is another good option. Beautiful place right on one of the canals in Georgetown. The food is good, and its definitely a fancier place appropriate for a party.

          Don't go to Sequia, the food is terrible.

          1. I also repeat do not go to Sequoia.

            Oya and Mie N Yu are great suggestions. Zaytinya might not be bad if you get one of their quieter tables for larger groups. Poste might be a little above the price range but has a nice noise level for conversation, is chic enough inside to be fun, and the truffle frites aren't bad either.

            If you could go out to Arlington Tallula is a great spot for groups this side I can't even count the number of what must be girls nights or girls parties i have seen there while dining.

            1. I went to La Tasca for a bachelorette party. They have pre-fix party menus that fit within your budget. While I wouldn't say it is really "occassion-y," it is festive (especially after a few glasses of sangria ;) ). Here is a link to their menu options:

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