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Oct 20, 2009 08:09 AM

Good for Groups? Need suggestions please!


A group of 8-9 of us are looking for a good place for dinner in DC on Nov. 7. I'd like someplace fun, that has great food for foodies and that will take reservations. Any location in the City is OK, but the U Street corridor would be ideal as we have somewhere to go in that area after.

We like all types of ethnic food, but have been looking at places like Founding Farmers and Marvin. The former only has a 6:30 reservation and the latter doesn't take large parties on weekends. Mid-priced would be great.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

P.S. Any good brunch places in Georgetown?

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  1. With the caveat that I haven't been there, Eatonville looks like a fun place, and is big enough that they could probably take you. Also, next door is Busboys and Poets, which has great energy.

    For brunch in Georgetown, I like Leopold's.

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    1. re: katecm

      I second Leopold's for a Georgetown brunch, but would also consider the tea brunch at Ching Ching bloody mary's but good atmosphere.

    2. I hear good things about Eatonville, but I haven't been either. You could also call Cafe St. Ex to see if they allow reservations for larger groups. Ulah would also be a good idea. If you are interested in Ethiopian (always fun for a larger group) try Etete.

      Dupont Circle isn't that far from U St. either (walking distance) and you can try Sette Osteria or Heritage India.

      For brunch in Georgetown I like Cafe Bonaparte.

      1. For brunch, I highly recommend the Blue Duck Tavern in the West End (an easy 4-block walk from Georgetown). I also like Leopold's, but my experience there with groups hasn't been great And if you don't mind venturing to another nearby neighborhood, you could also do bruncn at the Tabard Inn, which is also very good.