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buntz Jul 14, 2009 08:00 AM

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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    Elyssa RE: buntz Jul 14, 2009 08:03 AM

    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. ktmoomau RE: buntz Jul 14, 2009 08:05 AM

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

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        nickdanger RE: buntz Jul 14, 2009 10:59 AM

        Bistro D'Oc, http://www.bistrodoc.com/, 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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          Elyssa RE: nickdanger Jul 14, 2009 12:49 PM

          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.

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          erinnf RE: buntz Jul 14, 2009 12:24 PM

          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!

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            Jacey RE: buntz Jul 14, 2009 05:32 PM

            The Oval Room has a private room.

            1. alkapal RE: buntz Jul 17, 2009 05:19 AM

              see if the rooftop of the old hotel washington (new name, i don't recall) is available. great view!

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                dcfoodie13 RE: buntz Jul 19, 2009 02:54 PM

                PS7 would be a great idea. I recently had a wonderful dinner with work for about 20 people in the private room. We had some delicious appetizers during a cocktail hour and then a three course meal plus a champagne toast. We drank quite a bit it seemed and I heard the bill was just under $2,000. The food was delicious, the service was great, and everyone in our group had a great time.

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