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Oct 5, 2008 09:34 PM

No such place in DC?

My girlfriends and I are looking to do something different in the greater metro DC area.
While we love the trendy scene, we're yearning for cozy, comfortable dining.
You know... one of those places where you can sit around the table with your girls and enjoy a meal around the table with good food and good convo. in an aesthetically pleasing environment.

Key words:
Quiet, serene, personable, comfortable, country-side feel, candles, ambiance & nice interior decor, not overly elegant/ ritualistic

Not limited to location.
Price range within reason.

Am I asking for too much?
Chowhound guidance will be much appreciated!

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  1. Tabard Inn in Dupont Circle sounds like the place for you.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Elyssa

      Second to Tabard. Also, I like La Chaumiere in Georgetown. It's very close to what you describe, and though tables are close together it's not a loud scene.

      1. re: dcandohio

        Bistro Francaise isn't overly noisy, is it? (it's been awhile).

    2. The country-side feel made me think of Blue Duck Tavern, but that might fall into the "trendy scene" a little too much.

      Maybe Cashion's or Ardeo?

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      1. re: gatorfoodie

        Nothing "country-side feel" about Blue Duck Tavern. It's quite modern in decor.

        1. re: Hal Laurent

          in decor, yes it is modern. The food has a certain country feel to it though.

      2. I admit I haven't been in a while, but what about Little Fountain Cafe? I think you've described it pretty well and I always considered it a very under-rated restaurant.

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        1. re: Doh

          I second Tabard Inn and Little Fountain, although LF can get noisy since it's so small. Maybe Firefy on a less busy night (weeknight?).