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Jun 11, 2008 08:08 AM

Summer Lunch Place Suggestion

Any suggestions for taking some clergy for a nice lunch in the summer? Maybe somewhere in Old Town, Alexandria or in DC.


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  1. How many? Type of food? Price range? Inside or out?

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    1. re: monavano

      Big group: 10. Nice ambiance, can be French or Italian; casual dining but good food.

      1. re: cfusion

        In DC how about Sette Osteria in Dupont Circle for casual yet good Italian. They also have outdoor seating which is always nice in the summer. I also hear Spezie's new menu is nice, although I've never been.

        For French I really enjoy Bistro D'Oc near Metro Center. They have an upstairs area where they can fit larger parties.

        Although they are not necassarily French or Italian you might want to consider Poste, Tabard Inn, or Blue Duck Tavern. All are open for lunch, have outdoor seating, and a nice menu.

      1. re: Smiles2008

        would it be on a weekday? I'd recomend Iron Gate Inn. Gorgeous patio!

      2. In Old Town, I'd recommend Le Bergerie for French. Landini Bros. for Italian. Both solid and nice ambience.

        1. Not French or Italian, but how about Johnny's Half Shell? Capital Hill location, could eat outside under cover, temperature permitting, and menu is large.

          1. Poor clergy in their black and collars most of the time... don't make them eat outside, especially in this heat!