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Great place to grab a delicious meal and watch a game at the bar

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dcelpibe May 5, 2009 02:11 PM

I'm looking for ideas for restaurants that have a bar with a nice flat screen TV to be able to watch a game but still get a good meal. I'm not looking for a crowded and loud sports bar. Some places/examples that I can think of that might fit the bill would be DC Coast, Capital Grille, the bar at the Ritz in Georgetown....any other suggestions?

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    dcelpibe May 8, 2009 12:45 PM

    Keep the suggestions coming. The Source does have some TVs but I think I remember them being really small and up pretty high. That's a good option though for a meal at the bar. DC Chophouse is also a good suggestion. I wil have to check out the bar at Ruth's Chris.

    I did try the Capital Grille a couple nights ago and there are 2 flat screens but they are to the side of the bar so if you are eating you have to constantly look up to the left.

    I also remembered Zola and they have both a great bar menu and their full menu available and a large TV where you can easily watch a game. So here's the updateed list:

    Capital Grille (TVs to the side)
    Central
    Poste
    Sonoma
    PS7
    Ritz Carlton bar
    DC Coast
    DC Chophouse
    The Source (small TVs)
    Ruth's Chris
    Zola

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      buzzy715 May 6, 2009 11:01 AM

      Ruth's Chris on Connecticut. I've eaten at the bar there a few times - really cool staff, and they def show sports on TV. Same with the one in Chinatown/Penn Quarter - I've always prefered the Dupont location though.

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        KWynn May 6, 2009 11:16 AM

        I believe there's at least one TV at the bar at The Source

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        dcelpibe May 6, 2009 06:40 AM

        Ok, so we have the following on the list:

        Capital Grille
        Central
        Poste
        Sonoma
        PS7
        Ritz Carlton bar
        DC Coast

        Any other suggestions?

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          katecm May 7, 2009 08:41 AM

          I do have to admit that I've never eaten there, but District Chophouse has a pretty cool little upstairs bar area.

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          mselectra May 5, 2009 03:06 PM

          I was at PS7s bar yesterday, pretty early, and as I was leaving some Caps fans had turned put on the hockey playoffs.

          1. ktmoomau May 5, 2009 02:15 PM

            Can't really think of anything other than Capitol Grille downtown. I watched some March Madness games there and had a good time.

            Central I think has TVs at the bar. Although I am not 100% sure on that I would call, but as I recall they have TVs. I know Poste has a large flat screen TV in the lounge, but I kind of doubt they play games on it, that would rock though. I know they played election night stuff on it.

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              dcelpibe May 5, 2009 03:02 PM

              Central is definitely a good place. Sonoma might be like Poste where they have a TV but I'm not sure if they will show the game.

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