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No such place in DC?

yam Oct 5, 2008 09:34 PM

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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    Elyssa Oct 6, 2008 05:34 AM

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

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    1. re: Elyssa
      dcandohio Oct 6, 2008 10:12 AM

      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
        hill food Oct 6, 2008 02:08 PM

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

    2. gatorfoodie Oct 6, 2008 02:55 PM

      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
        Hal Laurent Oct 6, 2008 04:08 PM

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

        1. re: Hal Laurent
          gatorfoodie Oct 6, 2008 05:53 PM

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

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        Doh Oct 6, 2008 03:00 PM

        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
          SouthShore Oct 6, 2008 03:12 PM

          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?).

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