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40th Bday - Estadio, Eola, or Bibianna?

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I left DC about 18mo ago, and will be back for my 40th birthday in two weeks. I'm planning a dinner with 6 friends, and would like to go to a new restaurant (for me). I want something fun (but not too crazy - I'm 40 after all) with good cocktails and great food, and ideally good vegetarian options.

So far, after reading the board, I'm thinking Estadio, Eola, or Bibianna. Any thoughts?

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  1. All great ideas. I don't envy you that decision. I'd maybe throw in Graffiato. Bibiana will be quieter, if that's a concern.

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    Bibiana
    1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

    Graffiato
    707 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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    1. re: katecm

      I loved Graffiato but I think it could be challenging with a group of 6. It's very, very loud (even upstairs). I was at a table with 2 other people and we had to speak with raised voices.

      Still the vote is stellar! :)

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      Graffiato
      707 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

    2. Estadio is a great choice if you don't might something a little loud and energetic. If you are looking for something chic but a little more subdued (but still with a good vibe) I would go to Bibianna (you can also make a special request for the table behind the beaded curtain thingy so it's a little more private without being a private room).

      Either way you'll have an excellent meal. The vegetarians might be able to find more to eat at Bibianna.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        I had dinner at Bibiana a couple of weeks ago. When we arrived for our 7:30 reservation on a Thurs., the place was packed and really, really loud. It gradually started clearing out. We were the last to leave about 9:30 or 10:00. If you prefer a quite space with great food, Bibiana would work - as long as you don't arrive before 8:00 or so.

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        Bibiana
        1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

        1. re: woodleyparkhound

          Estadio has plenty of terrific vegetarian options but they don't take reservations after 6:00 pm which may be a dealbreaker. Bibiana is also very good.

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          Bibiana
          1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005