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Jul 19, 2009 08:57 AM

Quiet Lunch Near Brookings Institution

My stepdaughter is an intern at the Brookings Institution this summer. She'd like to take the scholar that she works with out for a special lunch. He is an elderly man and she has some hearing problems. Could you suggest a nice, quiet place for a lunch? She'd like to thank him for a wonderful experience and have the opportunity to discuss his work without interruption.

Thank you for your help!

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  1. I don't know how much she wants to spend, but Nage might be a good option, as well as Ria 15. Tabard Inn might also be nice but I have found that place fairly loud in the past.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Jacey

      The patio at Tabard Inn would be perfect. If your stepdaughter can call ahead and explain the situation and arrange to sit on the lovely and quiet patio, that would be perfect. Indoors there is very loud, even for those with good hearing.

      1. re: Jacey

        The courtyard at Tabard Inn would be perfect, or perhaps one of the rooms off to the side. You could also trying to go to lunch slightly later to guarentee a quieter room. But perfect place and nearby.

        1. re: Elyssa

          Thank you, Tabard Inn sounds great. Only one question about courtyard, since this will be in August would you avoid because of the heat?

          1. re: DaisyM

            It's been awhile since I was there but I remember they had some sort of draping (I swear it was a pastel parachute or something) that helped block the direct sun light and heat.

            Obviously it depends on the day. Today it's in the 70s and breezy so it would be perfect out, but you never know.

            1. re: Elyssa

              Thank you so much. I'll let her know.