a place for six this thursday in dupont
I am looking for a fun spot for six for a thursday dinner in Dupont Circle or nearby. Suggestions? We want to have some drinks over dinner, have good food, a good time and not spend a ton. Alos, a vegetarian or two in the crowd.
Although it's not haute cuisine, Buca Di Beppo is fun for a group. It's north of the circle on Connecticut.
Bistrot du Coin definitely fits your description. Good food, lively atmosphere, reasonably priced wine list, and about 2 blocks from the circle. It tends to be a bit noisy, but that may not be an issue for a big table of six. If the vegetarians eat fish, then they should be satisfied as well.
Sette Osteria seems to fit the bill. They have pasta, pizzas and Italian entrees (my personal favorite is the broccoli rabe with sausage). They don't take reservations but I bet you can find a table on a Thursday, maybe call ahead an hour or so to see if they can take you.
They have a full bar with pretty good wines and veggie friendly options. Not sure what the weather is going to be like on Thursday but if we are blessed with a return to Spring you can always sit outside on their patio area, perfect for people watching.
Most of the places that everyone has mentioned are fine for what you seek. Here are a few others:
Circa: right on Conn & Q, great people watch spot and good patio. Food's decent.
La Tomate: It's an old standard in Dupont, but the food is good, pastas fresh, an its always lively
There's a new spot on P Street that is getting raves, but I can't remember the name of it, someone please help me out. It's across the street from where the Barcelo hotel is.
Good luck. You've got tons of choices in Dupont...