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Taking outr group of 15 from work to the Smithsonian for a Team Building actiivity/holiday outing. I'd love to get some restaurant recommendations within walking distance of the Smithsonian for our group. I'd like something a bit on the nicer side. A private room would be great, but certainly isn't neccessary.

Thank you!

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  1. uhh which Smithsonian facility?

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    1. re: hill food

      Doesn't really matter as long as it's somewhat close to that area of town, but we will be at the Museum of American History.

      1. re: Teamjamjam

        ok that's the North side of the mall, many more options than the South. do a search of this board under "Penn Quarter" or "Ford's Theater" and you'll find a lot of great suggestions.

        sorry I asked you to be more specific, but the museums spread over a wide wide area and walking distance in what very well may be bad weather can mean so many things.

    2. I'd recommend Bibiana, up at 12th and H - very good Italian, and they have a couple of private rooms.

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

      1. Rasika (don't know if they can do 15 though)

        America Eats

        Jaleo

        Poste

        Central

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        Rasika Restaurant
        633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

        1. Central has a private room and is right off of the Mall. Really good food and they might even help you compose a set menu (if price is an issue).

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          1. re: Elyssa

            I've already called Central and am hoping they have availability. Thank you for the recommendations!

            1. re: Teamjamjam

              Central is definitely a good choice and their private area looks about right for 15.