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Nice Birthday dinner for my wife.

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My wife's birthday is in a week, and she just told me she'd like to have a nice dinner out. So I called PS7s, one of our favorite special treats, only to get the prerecorded message "you have reached a number that has been disconnected." Despite no official word from the restaurant, after further investigation it would seem they are apparently closed.

We haven't been very adventurous in fine dining lately, so I'm at a loss for an alternative and hoping for suggestions. In addition to the delicious menu and great service we'd experienced at PS7s, we also like the quiet ambiance. (I'm hard of hearing, so a place like Jaleo or Zaytinya renders me incommunicado.) Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    (By the way, PS7 is no more, to be replaced by a South American focused restaurant. See http://dc.eater.com/archives/2012/12/...)

    1. I would make a reservation at The Source (and make sure you have a seat upstairs away from the bar---it's much more subdued up there). The food is wonderful!

      Another option would be Equinox.

      If you are looking for something not quite as expensive you could try Blacksalt or Bibianna.

      1. The Source would be a good bet as Elyssa recommended. I'd also suggest you look at Cedar. Quiet, good service, great food. I always take wine with me so I can't tell you how good the wine list is, but Chef McCloud is always willing to work with you to make sure you have a great meal.

        1. PS is gone? pity.

          RIS is mellow, peacefully-lit and relaxed but not deadly-quiet.