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Graduation Day Brunch in Bethesda, Georgetown or DuPont

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HungryLetsEat Apr 10, 2011 10:52 AM

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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    Doh Apr 10, 2011 02:07 PM

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

    We ended up at Blue Duck Tavern and enjoyed ourselves.

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      Jeserf Apr 10, 2011 02:35 PM

      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

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        Elyssa Apr 10, 2011 04:37 PM

        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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          Doh Apr 10, 2011 06:16 PM

          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

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