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good food, good atmosphere for large group of guys in dc???

elegantelliot Jul 15, 2009 01:14 PM

subject kind of says it all. 10-15 guys, going to the DC improv, looking for a good, fun meal relatively close. BLT is on the list but maybe a little on the pricy side. any ideas??

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    pomme de terre RE: elegantelliot Jul 16, 2009 06:32 AM

    If BLT is a little expensive, consider Gordon Biersch (great beer, OK food, beautiful building) or DC Chophouse (great beer, good food, men's club-ish atmosphere). Neither one is the most chowhoundish place in Penn Quarter but both strike me as a great spot for a guy's night out. Enjoy the improv! WIT is quite good.

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      WashDC33 RE: elegantelliot Jul 16, 2009 06:56 AM

      What about Brasserie Beck? It's on 11 and K so not too far from the DC Improv and has a fantastic beer list and great Belgian food. Less expensive than BLT and perfect for a great and fun meal. http://www.beckdc.com/

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        Elyssa RE: WashDC33 Jul 16, 2009 08:21 AM

        I 2nd Brasserie Beck, and with a group that size you can probably score the chef's table (but double check that you don't have to order off of a special menu. I ate at the chef's table with a large group and we had the regular menu, but I've heard of others who had to order off a special menu).

        Up in Dupont you can go to Sette Osteria. Call them ahead (obviously something you should do with a group that size anyway) and see if you can get a large outdoor table). Pasta, pizzas, and a full bar.

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        ciaoda RE: elegantelliot Jul 16, 2009 07:41 AM

        Billy Martin's Tavern in Georgetown

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          elegantelliot RE: ciaoda Jul 16, 2009 10:47 AM

          beck is a good idea as is district chophouse. thanks!!

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            ChrisTendle RE: elegantelliot Jul 17, 2009 10:02 AM

            I second the Beck recommendation, but make a reservation! They get really busy.
            Posto in Logan Circle could work as well.

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              Elyssa RE: ChrisTendle Jul 17, 2009 10:52 AM

              Posto doesn't take reservations which can make it hard for a party of 15.

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          Jacey RE: elegantelliot Jul 17, 2009 10:10 AM

          Bistro du Coin if they take reservations.

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            Elyssa RE: Jacey Jul 17, 2009 10:51 AM

            I think they might take reservations for that large table in the center of the restaurant. (Also maybe the upstairs area). I've seen them check a book while on the phone a few times and write down names. Worth a call.

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