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Mar 1, 2012 09:53 AM

restaurants in or near Omni Shoreham Hotel

I am hosting a dinner for eight people who are staying at the Omni Shoreham and would like to choose a restaurant with a low noise level, nice but not a tourist or expense account place, an upscale neighborhood place would be ideal. It is a mixed group whose tastes I am not fully familiar with so probably not ethnic. Ideally, within walking range or a short cab ride from the hotel.

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  1. Dino sounds like it would work perfectly -- unless you consider Italian "ethnic". It's about 15 mins. walk north of the hotel. There are other restaurants in that same neighborhood (Cleveland Park) that might also work. Palena, Palena Cafe, Ripple, Medium Rare...

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    1. re: woodleyparkhound

      Ripple and Palena Cafe would work. I would avoid Medium Rare if you don't know the food tastes for some, especially since they serve one thing and one thing only: steak.

      In Cleveland Park I would also add Ardeo to the list. Heading towards Adams Morgan you could try Cashion's Eat Place.

      1. re: Elyssa

        Second the above - I would stick to Ardeo or Dino - excellent for this type of group (stuff to please everyone)

    2. 3rd Dino. Definitely fits your post perfectly

      1. I think New Heights would work perfectly, assuming it's in your price range -- and it's right across from the hotel. Recent review of new chef Ron Tanaka here:

        Palena Cafe, Ripple, Mintwood Cafe and Ardeo also good choices -- but not all take reservations.

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        1. re: Marty L.

          Second New Heights. Just had dinner there this evening and it was delightful. The ambiance is exactly as you have described in your request. The food was good, the service excellent, the sound level makes for easy conversation. And they could easily accomodate your group of 8. And, as Marty L. said, it's literally across the street from the hotel.

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