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Birthday rec in DC?

looking for somewhere upscale that will please the paretnts and grandparents. nothing too over the top though. we were thinking Central, but its booked. He have a reservation at BLT, but couldnt think of much else and we arent sure if they will love it there. any help would be appreciated!

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    1. re: MrsWheatie

      Yeah, first thing that comes to mind for grandparents - quiet but not tired or sleepy.

      1. Dino?
        Vermillion?
        Firefly?

        What type of food and all that might help narrow it down for others to comment on.

        1. What type of food do they like? Are the meat and potatoes type of people? Is Italian ok? Are they adventurous? It would help if you gave some details.

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          1. re: Elyssa

            new american, steak, seafood, italian would all work. thanks for the recs already!

            1. re: elegantelliot

              Here are some thoughts: Urbana (New American), Bibianna (Italian),or Blacksalt (seafood).

              1. re: elegantelliot

                I would add 701, Cashion's, Dino, DC Coast and second Blacksalt, our parents always love it.

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                DC Coast Restaurant
                1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

            2. blueduck tavern, charlie palmer steak, bistro bis, and agree w/others on blacksalt. cityzen is gorgeous, but may be too over-the-top? central is nice, but too loud for grandparents.

              1. how about 2941 in Falls Church, VA. Beautiful ambiance on a lake, you could drive right up to the bldg which is an advantage with the granparents. Food is great, a little pricey, but definitely good for birthday celebrations.

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                1. re: dining with doc

                  thanks again for all of the recs! any thoughts on rays the classics?

                  1. re: elegantelliot

                    Rays the Classics is great. Might be a good choice. Double check though about their reservation policy (I've personally only walked in and have eaten at the bar).

                    The hanger steak is the awesome!