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Graduation Day Brunch in Bethesda, Georgetown or DuPont

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My daughter will be graduating from American University in a few weeks (on a Saturday). After the ceremony we'd like to take the family to a nice brunch/lunch in the Bethesda, Georgetown or DuPont Circle. We're expecting 10-12 people. All suggestions appreciated.

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  1. Here's a somewhat similar thread I started. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764773

    We ended up at Blue Duck Tavern and enjoyed ourselves.

    1. I've enjoyed brunches at the Tabard Inn, Founding Farmers, Firefly and while it's in Friendship Heights, not Bethesda (but closer to AU!), Lia's has a very good brunch. Lia's also has a lot of outside space should the weather and your interest be inclined.

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      Tabard Inn
      1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

      Founding Farmers
      1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006

      1. First off congrats to your daughter on her graduation!

        I'm not as familiar with the Bethesda dining scene but a few places in the Dupont/Georgetown area you might want to check out are Ris, Tabard Inn, Blue Duck Tavern, Cafe Dupont, and Darlington House. Either way this is a large group on a busy day....I would make a reservation ASAP.

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        Tabard Inn
        1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

        Darlington House
        Washington, DC, Washington, DC

        Cafe Dupont
        1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

        Blue Duck Tavern
        1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

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        1. re: Elyssa

          The only place I can think of offhand that does Saturday brunch in Bethesda is Mon Ami Gabi, which I'd say is ok-- not bad but not particularly good.

          And I echo Elyssa's congrats and good luck!

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          Mon Ami Gabi
          7239 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814