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May 26, 2008 07:49 PM

Good Restaurant for Book Club?

We have a monthly book club that meets out at moderately priced restaurants. We stay within the DC or Northern Virginia area (usually not farther than Arlington). I would like a few suggestions for places with good food that are moderately priced that can accomodate a group of 8 or so. Metro accessibility is a plus. Thanks for your help! It gets tough thinking of different places every month.

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  1. I should add that we meet on Wednesdays so that might help.

    1. Our book group usually picks the place based on what we've read. Greek for "Middlesex," Mexican for "Like Water for Chocolate," a pub for "Letters from a Small Island." We also meet at 5:30 so that places are empty and they have no trouble accommodating a party of 6–8 when we show up.

      What book are you reading this month? I love books. I love food. Mmmm....

      1. We've done book club meetings at La Madeline in Tysons before. We can push some tables together. Some of us eat dinner, or some sip on coffee with snacks.

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        1. re: tigerd

          The book we are reading this month is The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. We used to do places based on the theme of the book but found it a bit hard at times. We like to go to nicer places because this ends up being the night out for most of the people who are mothers or married. Any suggestions? Thanks.

          1. re: csorrento

            OK...doesn't really go with the book (unless you want asylum fare), but what about Sette in Dupont Circle?