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ziggles Nov 12, 2008 09:22 PM

I'm meeting an old friend for dinner this weekend and would like to find a nice restaurant with interesting food and a decent wine list, but with a quiet, casual, comfortable ambiance so we can have a chance to catch up and have a nice conversation w/o being forced to listen to neighboring diners. I've found that, at least in Boston, such places are becoming hard to find these days. My hotel is right off Farragut Sq, so anywhere that is a reasonable metro ride from there is fine. Price is flexible, although we'd probably like someplace in the mid range (~$20-30 entrees).

Any recommendations?

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    Elyssa RE: ziggles Nov 13, 2008 05:14 AM

    Bistro D'Oc, a wonderful french bistro near Metro Center sounds perfect for you. The food is very good, it's in your price range, and the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing.

    Other places to consider would be Tabard Inn (Dupont Circle) and Creme (U St). I'm not positive what their wine lists look like but I know that they do have wine. :)

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      katecm RE: Elyssa Nov 13, 2008 06:13 AM

      Definitely Tabard. It'll be quiet, the food is lovely, and it'll be just a few blocks from your hotel. Make sure you allow time to get a drink in the lounge before or after. If it's chilly - and it's supposed to be - you'll enjoy the fire.

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        ziggles RE: katecm Nov 13, 2008 10:22 AM

        Thank you both for the lovely recommendations! I have a reservation at the Tabard Inn for later in the week, so I think we'll give Bistro D'Oc a try for tomorrow night. The menu sounds wonderful!

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