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caphill2320 Jun 30, 2008 08:26 AM

I am new to the business lunch and need to make a reservation for tomorrow. I was hoping for someplace downtown, either Metro Center area or Penn Quarter. Central would have my my ideal spot, but it's booked up. How are Brasserie Beck, Proof or Vidalia for lunch? Any other suggestions in that area/price range?

Thanks!

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    Elyssa RE: caphill2320 Jun 30, 2008 08:57 AM

    I think both Proof and Brasserie Beck would be good choices. Other options near Metro Center/Penn Quarter would be Butterfield 9, Ceiba, and PS7.

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      Elyssa RE: Elyssa Jun 30, 2008 09:01 AM

      Ok strike Butterfield 9...apparently it has closed :( Too bad because it was the perfect business lunch place.

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        dcfoodie13 RE: Elyssa Jun 30, 2008 09:24 AM

        I second PS7s for a work lunch. It's not noisy (Proof and Beck can be sometimes) and has excellent food in a nice atmosphere.

      2. hill food RE: caphill2320 Jun 30, 2008 09:21 AM

        I always liked Zaytinya for a work lunch, it's not crazy-loud at that time of day, bright and airy and if your companion has dietary restrictions there are tons of options and alternatives.

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          Doh RE: caphill2320 Jun 30, 2008 09:38 AM

          I'd vote for Ten Penh (great food and not noisy).

          I think mezze might be awkward for a business lunch?

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            Elyssa RE: Doh Jun 30, 2008 11:14 AM

            I seem to be forgetting about Ten Penh these days...but another good choice.

            I also agree about tapas being kind of weird for a business lunch.

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            caphill2320 RE: caphill2320 Jun 30, 2008 10:26 AM

            Thanks! I made a reservation at PS 7. I was really leaning towards Proof, but I'd like to order wine when I go and I don't think this is really the venue. Any recs on what to order at PS7?

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              Jeserf RE: caphill2320 Jun 30, 2008 12:14 PM

              I've only eaten at the bar, but the drinks are top notch, as are the risotto balls. Report back - I'd love to have a real meal there!

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                dcfoodie13 RE: caphill2320 Jul 1, 2008 07:22 AM

                Everything I've had there has been excellent, but the stand-out dish last time I went was a braised rabbit appetizer. I also love the risotto and beef short ribs, though they change their menu frequently so I don't now if these will still be on the menu. And if you get a dessert, the mini doughnuts are very good.

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