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Summer Lunch Place Suggestion

cfusion Jun 11, 2008 08:08 AM

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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    Jeserf Jun 12, 2008 06:33 AM

    If you want to stay in old town, I really enjoyed the Majestic. They serve lunch and the service was great and the prices very reasonable.

    I need to get back there...

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    1. re: Jeserf
      ktmoomau Jun 12, 2008 10:25 AM

      I really like Majestic, I too haven't been in a while, but their food is always classic and very good.

    2. ktmoomau Jun 11, 2008 03:17 PM

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

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        nickdanger Jun 11, 2008 01:13 PM

        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. monavano Jun 11, 2008 12:36 PM

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

          1. Smiles2008 Jun 11, 2008 12:19 PM

            What about the Vermillion in Old Town?


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            1. re: Smiles2008
              taresa514 Jun 11, 2008 12:37 PM

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

            2. monavano Jun 11, 2008 08:58 AM

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

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              1. re: monavano
                cfusion Jun 11, 2008 11:37 AM

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

                1. re: cfusion
                  Elyssa Jun 11, 2008 11:58 AM

                  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.

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