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Good spot for birthday cocktails/light fare

foodiejourno May 5, 2009 05:08 PM

This is a tall order:
--great atmosphere (think The Gibson or Marvin, without wait/crowds)
--can accommodate 10-15 people for drinks and light fare on a Saturday night
--in NW DC
--good for 30& newly 40-something :)


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    Elyssa RE: foodiejourno May 6, 2009 05:34 AM

    How about the lounge at PS7? Call them ahead of time and see if you can reserve a portion of the lounge area (I've seen them do this before).

    1. ktmoomau RE: foodiejourno May 6, 2009 06:43 AM

      What about perhaps Bardeo? That is in NW. Or perhaps St. Ex?

      PS7 would be a good spot, but I don't really think of it as NW although technically it is.

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        Jeserf RE: ktmoomau May 6, 2009 07:23 AM

        St Ex is crazy busy. I've gone in a party of 2 and been crushed, so 10-15 might have trouble.

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          ktmoomau RE: Jeserf May 6, 2009 07:30 AM

          Well I wouldn't go anywhere without trying to call and reserve space, not on a Saturday night in DC, but I thought I had seen them reserve space before for groups.

          I know for sure that PS7 and Poste will do that.

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        Sarah222 RE: foodiejourno May 14, 2009 09:35 AM

        Don't do Marvin, my friend had her party here and it was terrible. Rude staff, weak drinks. Terrible night.

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          Jacey RE: foodiejourno May 14, 2009 09:45 AM

          When you say light, do you mean healthy? small plates? appetizers/bar food but main focus is drinks?

          1. KWynn RE: foodiejourno May 15, 2009 05:53 AM

            Zengo has a large communal table upstairs. You can order small plates and tasty cocktails there.

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              Jacey RE: KWynn May 15, 2009 10:05 AM

              Good suggestion or you might want to check out Bodego, Perry's or the new restaurant Cava.

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                chicken kabob RE: Jacey May 15, 2009 02:17 PM

                Like Zengo, love Cava (in Rockville, anyway- haven't been to the DC one.)

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