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NEED HELP-- REHEARSAL DINNER NEAR DC SW WATERFRONT

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Thanks in advance-- we are looking to do a decent dinner for about 20 on a Friday night in December in DC, hopefully not too far from the Southwest Waterfront. Any suggestions? I've looked at several places-- and would probably like to avoid Georgetown due to traffic reasons, but have seen L'Enfant hotel, Sonoma, and a few other places. budget up to roughly $60/head.

Am I missing anything big here?

Maybe something north of the mall?

This is like the one major thing i have to do for this wedding so i can't screw it up.

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  1. SW is a restaurant dead zone. If traffic is an issue, you may want to consider something in Gallery Place. Capitol Hill would be even closer. What kind of food are you looking for?

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    1. re: monkeyrotica

      Sorry- good point. Looking for something seasonal-- doesn't have to be exotic. At this point more trying to avoid a bad meal.

    2. I would check with Cantina Marina. They can set up a heated tent on their deck.

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      1. re: keithdcil

        Cafe Mozu at the Madarin Oriental? Maybe somewhere on Barrack's Row like Belga or Jordan's 8? http://www.barracksrow.org/ShopDine.htm
        Sonoma could be fun too but may be too pricey.