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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 :)

Ideas?

  1. KWynn 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 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 May 15, 2009 02:17 PM

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

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      Jacey May 14, 2009 09:45 AM

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

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        Sarah222 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.

        1. ktmoomau 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 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 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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            Elyssa 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).

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