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Apr 14, 2011 08:15 AM

Power Lunch DC-Where To Take My Dad For A Power Lunch In DC-He Is From NY

so my boyfriend's dad is coming to town and wants to go to a real DC power lunch on Monday. he is 73 and from NYC. he gets around fast and likes to eat. he wants the real dc dining experience. any ideas on where they should go? this is his first visit since we moved here last year. it will be the bf and his dad.

for those of you that know NY he goes to the Harvard Club often.

Thanks so much!!

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  1. I'm not sure if it's the real DC dining experience, but if he's looking for a power lunch I suggest Charlie Palmers Steakhouse. View of the Capitol too from the right seats.

    1. I second Charlie Palmer.

      1. I would go to Equinox. It's right next to the White House and a lot of "DC-types" go there for lunch. Plus the First Lady has stopped by a few times for lunches.

        Other classic "power lunch" DC spots: Prime Rib, Tosca, Charlie Palmers, and Central.

        I've had "famous" DC sightings at all of these places.

        Prime Rib
        2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

        1. I would suggest Bibiana or J&G Steakhouse. If he is up for it, Cafe du Parc is also very "DC" right by the White House and in the Willard. Not sure Cafe du Parc is a "power lunch" but the location is very DC. J&G is right next to it at the W.

          1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

          J&G Steakhouse
          515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

          1. Considering President Obama has twice brought his motorcade to Ray's Hellburger, once with Russian President Medvedev, I think it qualifies as a place for a DC power lunch.

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            1. re: dpan

              nope, nothing to see here. move along. ;-).