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Fri. nite (9/6/13) dinner--Logan/Scott/Dupont Circle

7 family members (age 30-65) staying at Courtyard Embassy Row 1600 RI NW before attending wedding on Sat. Looking for restaurant w/in walking distance (5-10 min.) that takes reservations., is casual, $30-40 per person incl. a drink, and food that is fairly "mainstream" (pasta, beef, chicken, seafood). Churchkey is definitely on the list for some to go to over the wedding weekend, but not sure if their bar menu would work for dinner and Birch and Barley seems a little more expensive and limited foodwise. Thanks!

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  1. You'd need to reserve ASAP at DGS, a deli/restaurant. Very popular.

    http://www.dgsdelicatessen.com

    1. DGS is a good recommendation. Another option in Logan Circle would be Le Diplomat (again...call ASAP if you want to get a table for a group that size). It's not a 10 minute walk from the hotel, but it's a short walk or taxi ride.

      Also you might want to check out Urbana or Firefly and see if those work with your price range.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        Le Diplomate is going to be more expensive than that, unless you only get one of the cheapest entrees and a drink. Check out the menu and prices online.

        For something cheaper and more casual, there's Commissary. Maybe Logan Tavern?

        1. re: hamster

          Yes Commissary might be cheaper but the food is pretty run of the mill/awful (depending on the day) there.

          Le Diplomate might be on the top end of their price range depending on what they are ordering.

          1. re: Elyssa

            I've never had awful food at Commissary, and Diplomate is definitely too expensive for them.

            1. re: hamster

              What do you order there? I've almost systematically had totally mediocre food at Commissary. Breakfast is probably their best meal on their menu....also the easiest meal to execute.

        1. Lincoln fits your budget and description of food. The Pig fits your budget, but the focus is on pork.

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          1. re: Worldwide Diner

            Lincoln is great for a group. You might also enjoy Teddy (their sister restaurant) with a Teddy Roosevelt theme and small plates at dinner time as well.

          2. Tortino on 11th and N St. Great pastas, and fantastic lamb shank.