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Jul 14, 2009 08:00 AM

rehersal dinner downtown DC

Anyone have a good suggestion for a rehersal dinner location for approx. 20-24 people in Dupont or Penn Quarter area of DC

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  1. I think Tabard Inn in Dupont would be great for a rehersal dinner. Depending on the time of year, you should try to get the beautiful courtyard.

    I think Poste in Penn Quarter has a private room and that might be good for a rehersal dinner.

    1. Zola and perhaps Poste, their old special events person was a nightmare never responded, but their new person seems good.

      1. Bistro D'Oc,, has a private room and bar. Food and prices are good, and interesting. Maybe not a strendy as Poste, but relaibale nad accessible.

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        1. re: nickdanger

          Yes, also a good recommendation. Although not directly in Penn Quarter, it's not far off. It's also near Metro Center which is good. I've seen rehersal dinners there at least 2 or 3 times over the years.

        2. I just had my rehearsal dinner at Equinox. It was fabulous. We had the front part of the restaurant (which was divided from the rest of the restaurant with a very heavy cutain) and patio area. That area comfortably sat 24 people.The prices were reasonable and the service was amazing.

          I looked at Poste when I was scouting locations and I agree with the above poster that the events person was atrocious. Never managed to call me back.

          Other options I looked at were BLT (seats 24 - family style service), The Source, and Tabard Inn. The big downside of Tabard Inn is that your guests need to choose their entrees beforehand. I always find that a little tacky.

          Hope this helps!

          1. The Oval Room has a private room.