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leannek Mar 28, 2008 08:36 AM

Hi,

Looking for an interesting spot for a casual girls lunch. Someplace where we can catch up, have a drink and hang out for awhile. Any suggestions--we like the unusual spots as well.

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    anni Mar 28, 2008 09:43 AM

    I suggest Bazin's on Church St. http://www.bazinsonchurch.com/space.htm

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      casilady Mar 28, 2008 06:38 PM

      Anni - Bazin's looks great! Thanks for the suggestion.

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        MikeR Mar 29, 2008 03:51 AM

        Bazin's tends to be noisy. If you're not terribly picky about the food, That's Amore has decent homey style Italian in ample portions, and at lunch there aren't likely to be any large family parties as there sometimes are at dinner. Bar area and dining room are equally nice, and parking is no problem.

        My experience is only with dinners there. Hopefully it's not too different at lunch.

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          Meg Mar 29, 2008 01:08 PM

          Bazin's has the nicest and most upscale feel of any restaurant in Vienna, while still being casual which makes it a good spot to hang out. I have been several times with my girlfriends. I think you'd be fine for lunch, just wouldn't suggest it for dinner other than on a Mon - Wed. Otherwise it's too noisy and the service tends to slip.

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            anni Mar 29, 2008 02:21 PM

            Yes, I've had lunch there twice with GF's and it hasn't been noisy at all. Can't say about dinner.

            The food and service is very good as well.

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        Indy 67 Mar 29, 2008 05:16 AM

        Yama (328 Maple Avenue) is a great sushi place with a nice lunch-time buzz but not the noise level of Bazins. If it matters, your drinks will be limited to sake or beer.

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          marianna trench Mar 29, 2008 09:17 AM

          Both of these are right off of Maple: Sweet Ginger in the same shopping strip as That's Amore, on Branch Rd. -- fun sushi. Natta Thai in the Glyndon Shopping Center -- wonderful Thai restaurant with good specials (get the snow pea salad if they have it).

          1. HSBSteveM Mar 30, 2008 05:52 AM

            If you are willing to go into Tysons, Da Domenico is a great place for your lunch.

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              leannek Mar 30, 2008 08:03 PM

              Thanks so much for the ideas! Tyson's is not too far so we may hit a spot there. I like the idea of Bazin's -- sounds like a winner!

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