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business lunch recs needed

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staying at Marriott Wardman Park hotel next monday and need restaurant suggestions for a business lunch that is not a "power lunch" spot, but offers good food, service and the ability to have a conversation among 3 people. Preferably american, but could be italian or contemporary or eclectic menu. Recs appreciated.

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  1. Are you looking for something right in Woodley Park? If so, from my recollection, the best lunch may be Petit Plats, a French place. New Heights is excellent, but not open for lunch. The only other sit-down lunch I can really think of is Open City, and that is way too casual for you. If you are willing to leave the neighborhood, let us know.

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    1. re: katecm

      It doesn't have to be in Woodley park, but a short drive is fine.

      1. re: bobygee

        Then a pretty quick drive down CT would take you to Tabard Inn, which would be just great for a business lunch.

    2. There are not many "power lunch" spots in Woodley. How about Open City?

      1. I'd recommend the Lebanese Taverna -- I think it meets your qualifications, except for the type of food. If you could do Mediterranean food, I think it's your best shot.

        1. Not far from Woodley Park in Adams Morgan is Cashion's Eat Place. I'm not 100% sure they are open for lunch, but if they are that would be a good spot.

          Petit Plats would probably be the best choice directly in Woodley Park. I wouldn't go to Open City for a business lunch, even if you are not looking for a "power lunch" spot. They food is good enough but the tables are close together and it can be loud...other times the service can be nonexistent.

          A short cab ride away will take you to Dupont Circle. You can check out Sette Osteria for Italian and nice outdoor seating.