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need recommendations for a business lunch near 15th and New York Ave NW

I'm planning to be in DC next week and could use any recommendations for a nice business lunch. Walking distance would be great.

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    1. re: woodleyparkhound

      Second Againn. Brasserie Beck may also work, or Acadiana.

      Brasserie Beck
      1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

      901 New York Ave NW Ste 200A, Washington, DC 20001

    2. Definitely Brasserie Beck, Bibiana or Acadiana.

      Brasserie Beck
      1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

      901 New York Ave NW Ste 200A, Washington, DC 20001

      1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

      1. Looking at the map you are also very close to Ceiba, J&G steakhouse and Cafe du Parc. All are also good choices.

        1. J&G. It's really close. Beck, Acadiana, and Againn are not really that close, although they are doable and all within walking distance. You'll just need an extra half an hour to walk there and back. If you're going to go with one of those, I'd definitely go with Againn. The lunch sandwiches - corned beef, ham - are fantastic and cured in-house, it's a perfect atmosphere for a business lunch, and I also wouldn't leave without getting an order of the scotch eggs.

          If you can have beer at lunch, though, and you like Belgian beer, I'd think twice about Beck.

          1. Againn is a great recommendation. Their corned beef reuben is excellent! I also love how they plate all their items.

            Bibianna is also not that far from their and is incredibly good Italian.

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            1. re: Elyssa

              I'm curious what you mean about how they plate their items, especially because I ordered a corned beef reuben my very first business lunch in DC (some 20 years ago) and decided never again because it was too messy a sandwich for a business lunch (plus the corned beef was disappointing).

              I would second (third?) J&G.

              1. re: Doh

                I think it's just cute/creative plating. When I got the Reuben, which was not too messy for me and delicious, I think it came on a little butcher board type plate. My friends fries came in a little fry basket. It just seems like there is some thought that goes in to the presentation rather then just throwing a sandwich and some salad greens on a plate. They have thought about what the bowls/plates/etc look like.

                1. re: Elyssa

                  What I had was not a reuben, but corned beef with horseradish. It was served on a toasted bun, the horseradish sauce was not runny, and the beef was in non-sloppy but not dried out pieces instead of deli-sliced. It is probably the best corned beef sandwich I've ever had. And the butcher board presentation is cute.

            2. Can you give us a better idea of what you're looking for? Are you looking for a certain price range? To do business over lunch or to just catch up with an old friend? Are you looking for a certain atmosphere (reservation to impress? just really good food? etc).

              Also, on the "walking distance" I know this may sound crazy -- but if this is a business lunch where you are expecting to do business, are any of your dining companions women? Personally, I hate it when we are asked to go for lunch 8 blocks away and I'm walking in high heels there and back and thinking how if this wasn't a business lunch I would only walk that distance in flats!

              1. Thanks for the help, everybody! Think I'll check out J&G Steakhouse.... sounds great.

                @hppyheather, it's a client lunch, so just a couple people. no women, just a couple gents who work nearby.

                Thanks, again, for all the recs. Will have to try Againn next time I'm down there...

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

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                1. re: kewbwian

                  If the steakhouse vibe is what you're looking for (good for a client lunch, BTW. It's quiet and everyone can find something to eat), I'd also recommend Bobby Van's and BLT steak. BLT is a bit farther of a walk, but the food is good and the service is excellent.

                  1. re: hppyheather

                    Bobby Van's is incredibly mediocre in my opinion. J & G is a much better choice if someone is interested in ordering a steak. They also have a good burger :)

                    1. re: Elyssa

                      I'm a Bobby Van's hater. And they were really slow for lunch. Normally I tell people to get things other than steak at J&G, but that hanger steak lunch special is a steal.

                      1. re: Raids

                        I haven't been to Bobby Van's in a while -- sounds like I shouldn't be regretting that decision! It does have a good business ambiance if you get the right tables, but sounds like it isn't worth it!