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Jan 28, 2009 10:36 AM

Birthday dinner near Hotel Rouge?

(For this coming Saturday)

What do the 'Hounds recommend? I'm looking for something within walking distance, with a good seafood or veggie option and a casual or semi-casual dress code. Other than that...I'm open to ideas. Thanks!

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  1. The Tabard Inn is only a few blocks away. The menu is seasonal and there are plenty of salads, seafood, and other vegetarian options. I love the coziness of will feel more like you are in New England than in DC with the fireplace lit lounge.
    Other good nearby options include Hank's Oyster Bar and Stoney's Bar & Grill (but not too sure how veggie-friendly Stoney's is).

    6 Replies
    1. re: joann.hill12

      Both Tabard Inn and Hank's Oyster Bar are good recommendations.

      If you like Indian, Heritage is near by and very good, with lots of veggie options. Cork in Logan Circle is not too far away, but they don't take reservations (neither does Hank's but with both if you call prior to leaving your hotel they will put you on the list.)

      1. re: Elyssa

        We enjoyed the Hanks in Old Town so that's a thought. Thanks for the tip on calling ahead.

      2. re: joann.hill12

        Thanks! Is Tabard Inn really dressy though?

        1. re: JoanArkham

          No, Tabard Inn is not very can def wear jeans. I know that I am in the minority, but I'm really not much of a fan of Cork. I have been there a few times and have tried a number of their dishes, as well as their wines, and I just don't see what all the fuss is. But, to each his/her own.
          There is also Posto, the new Italian spot by the owners of Tosca. They have lots of pastas and pizzas to choose from which would fit your requirements of veggie-friendly. I thought the food was good there, although the pasta portions are a bit on the small side.

          1. re: joann.hill12

            I agree with you about Cork, overrated.

          2. re: JoanArkham

            No. I go in jeans all the time. I would wear jeans and a cute shirt/sweater.

        2. Pesce on the other side of Dupont Circle has a lot of great seafood options.