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Hi all
Having a birthday outing with some girlfriends to see Pink and looking for dinner suggestions. We will have transportation but would like to be nearby the verizon center. We are looking for fun atmosphere and drinks along with middle of the road cusine- no Asian or sushi probably American/Italian/Tapas heavy apps would be best. Its an occasion so we can be flexible with the price point.
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  1. Sounds like fun! I think Jaleo or Coco Sala would both be great options. Just make sure to make a reservation.

    1. jaleo, zaytynia, grafiotto all fit your needs

      1. I Second Graffiato, it's a fun place, the portions are tapas-size (except for the pizzas) so you can try alot of dishes and it is a nice, casual place with solid food. Anything out of the wood oven is delicious and it is right across the street from Verizon...

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        1. re: tommyskitchen

          I agree, Graffiato is a great choice.

        2. be sure to call ahead (so they can get your party started)

          I too was thinking Zaytinya (esp if there are enough to fill the "big table") but they can be odd about reservations depending on the time and night of the week.

          1. We had tapas and sangria at La Tasca right across from the VC one time before an Eagles concert...was decent, nothing that would cause a Chowhound post but decent and certainly convenient...not too expensive either...

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            1. re: DCDOLL

              If you are in that area and feel the need to eat tapas though why wouldn't you just go to Jaleo? SOOOO much better.

              1. re: Elyssa

                Agree. LaTasca is minimally ok for a cheap happy hour, but that's about it.

              2. re: DCDOLL

                Agree totally...that's why my post was luke warm..but it IS convenient and sometimes getting into Jaleo on the fly isn't that easy.