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Gerard’s Place
From the grand bistros to the petite street cafes in France the preparation of cuisine is considered an art form, a fusion of tastes, resulting in a truly unforgettable diningexperience.This same dedication to the overall dining experience is rare on this side of the ocean but can at last be found at Gerard's Place. Specializing in everything French, this restaurant has been a hit since its conception and continues to receive critical acclaim from a wide variety of "important people" and restaurant critics alike.The menu is transformed every few weeks to incorporate new ideas,seasonal tastes and extraordinary fusions making every visit to Gerard's Place different than the last.The house specialty of Poached Maine Lobster(with a ginger,lime and Sauternes sauce with diced red perppers,avocado and mango) can't be missed and the Sauteeed Duck Foie Gras and Sauteeed Sea Scallops are without peer. Experience cuisine in the artistic and innovative ways that only Gerard pangaud can provide.The professional staff at Gerard's place looks forward to serving you soon.

Bienvenue a Citronelle, Washington D.C.'s contemporary culinary treasure. Here, celebrated chef Michel Richard will delight you with a rare combination of brilliance and whimsy that will leave you begging for more. Citronelle offers a welcome reprieve from traditional East Coast-style dining, favoring lighter foods and a stylish but less formal atmosphere. From the moment you enter the restaurant you'll feel transported into a world where jovial spirits and fresh ingredients are integral parts of the menu.

Marcel's offers larger parties of 12 to 150 an opportunity to privatize their dining experience for dinner and luncheons seven days a week.

The restaurant's design features handsome tapestry curtains combined with ironwork that can be closed to divide the restaurant in half. Please contact our Maitre d' Adnane Kebaier at 202.296.1166 for availibility and menu selections.

Filomena Ristorante
202-337-2782; 1 (888) FILOMENA
One of Washington D.C.'s premier restaurants for over 20 years. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown, Filomena Ristorante offers outstanding Italian cuisine with exceptional quality service.

At Filomena you'll feel like you've come home to an Italian Grandma. Join the long list of names from the stage, screen, and even heads of state who routinely journey to Filomena to reminisce in old Italy while they watch the "mamas" make pasta from scratch. A beautiful garden atmosphere, fresh flowers, antiques and big, bright windows create the perfect atmosphere for a fabulous lunch or an elegant candlelight dinner.

Ristorante I’Ricchi
In 1989, a family tradition was carried from the Tuscan village of Cercina to Washington D.C., combining the warmth of the traditional Italian dining experience with signature family recipes from the original Trattoria i RICCHI. Over the past fourteen years, Christianne Ricchi has received numerous awards and the highest national ratings for her skilled and consistent management of the i RICCHI kitchen and dining room. In 1997, President awarded i RICCHI with the most prestigious honor of Italian dining, the INSEGNA DEL RISTORANTE ITALIANO, which confirmed it’s status as one of the best Italian restaurants in the world.

Galileo invites you to host your next special event in one of our elegant private dining rooms.

We offer just the right setting for any event including corporate dinners, weddings and other special occasions. From eight guests to 200, our special events staff is prepared to help you plan a memorable occasion.


(202) 393-3983
The latest culinary venture of the owners of DC Coast and TenPenh Restaurants has been sizzling since it opened in September 2003. Located in the Colorado Building on 14th and G Streets in the nation’s capital, it is just a stone’s throw from its popular sister restaurants.

The name “Ceiba” pays tribute to the imposing umbrella-shaped tree found throughout the new-world tropics, and not surprisingly, the food is Contemporary Latin American cuisine, specifically Yucatan (Vera Cruz and Cancun), Brazilian (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), Peruvian, and Cuban. Chef-owner Jeff Tunks and his partners made extensive research and buying trips to Brazil and the Yucatan, and it shows in the menu, the presentation, and the restaurant’s dramatic décor.

Rosa Mexicano
Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine in New York when it first opened its doors in 1984. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere.

Rosa Mexicano's menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes such as Guacamole en Molcajete, made in a traditional lava-rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared tableside and served with housemade chips and warm corn tortillas. Other menu highlights include Tablones (Grilled Boneless Short Ribs Served with a Tomatillo-Chipotle Sauce, Rajas and Charro Beans), Pescado Relleno de Jaiba (Seared Red Snapper Served with Crab), Chile Ancho Relleno (Sweet Chiles Anchos Filled with Chicken Picadillo) and a host of specialty cocktails such as Rosa's wildly popular Frozen Pomegranate Margarita.

True to the Rosa Mexicano trail-blazing spirit, the restaurant continues to break new ground, guided by the vision of culinary director Roberto Santiba?? the acclaimed chef from Mexico City that critics have hailed as a leader in contemporary Mexican cuisine. With Santiba??at the helm, Rosa Mexicano has remained faithful to its traditional roots while incorporating diverse regional accents and inspired innovations.

Rosa Mexicano's original Midtown East location at 1063 First Avenue (at 58th Street) continues to serve its signature menu amidst rustic, handcrafted furnishings. Rosa's Lincoln Center location at 61 Columbus Avenue (at 62nd Street), which opened in 2000, represents the beginning of Rosa's next generation. With a soaring David Rockwell-designed dining room, this second location delivers Rosa's singular brand of Mexican cuisine in a modern, stunning space. Design features include a grand staircase of "floating" orange and red terrazzo stone slabs, a 30-foot water wall made of iridescent blue glass tiles with legions of cliff diver figurines, hammered metal panels by artist Brad Oldham, and rose-themed mosaics by renowned craftsman Michael Palladino.

In the nearly two decades since it was co-founded by Josefina Howard, Rosa Mexicano's winning combination of authentic Mexican cuisine in a vibrant, jubilant atmosphere has garnered Rosa Mexicano attention in Gourmet, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, and Time Magazine. Additionally, Rosa Mexicano has earned the title of "Best Mexican" in New York Magazine and on CitySearch.com year after successful year.

Andale seats 152 in the dining room and the private dining room. The private dining room accommodates 45 people seated or up to 75 for cocktail receptions. 15 additional seats are available at the bar. The restaurant is approximately 6000 sq. ft.
Additional Features : 
 Andale's private dining room has full audio/visual capabilities as well as a designated computer hook-up.
Andale's wine menu received Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence." The extensive bar menu features 35 brands of Tequila and a variety of specialty drinks and Margaritas.


DC Coast
DC Coast Restaurant is a re-birth of a classical Beaux-Arts style that has recently surfaced and surprised historians throughout the city. It offers beautiful architectural details in and around which the restaurant is designed. In keeping with what was of the Machine Age, the design approach of the owners Gus DiMillo, David Wizenberg and Chef Jeff Tunks was to preserve the distinguishing characteristics of architectural styles of this era. As a more futuristic idealism embraces designs of today, the owners were inspired to also bring those decorative details to life.

SUSHI-KO (website is in Japanese)
This two-story restaurant is decorated with sanurai-print and varnished wood. Speciality items include monkfish liver, fatty tuna, sea trout, eel, crab and of course...Sushi.


The Prime Rib
Designed by brothers Buzz and Nick BeLer to evoke the elegant supper clubs of 1940's Manhattan, The Prime Rib Restaurant opened in Baltimore, Md. in 1965.
The Prime Rib quickly became a favorite destination. Our menu of prime meats, fresh seafood and thick chops was as appealing to diners in the 1960's as it is today. Everything about The Prime Rib, from our tuxedoed waitstaff, our insistence on a dress code, top quality food, and live piano and bass music nightly was intended to make every occasion feel like a special one. "Dazzling this town with tender, aged steaks and pampering service since 1965" says The Baltimore Sun.

We can accommodate your private party or business function. Our Baltimore and Philadelphia locations offer semi private areas. The Philadelphia restaurant has three Private Dining rooms which accomodate 10-70 persons.

The entire Philadelphia restaurant is available for daytime functions for 50-200 persons.

Smith & Wollensky
On D.C.'s restaurant row, Smith & Wollensky's green and white awning prominently stands out. S&W D.C. is a hot favoriet local business excutives, lawers and Capitol Hill politicians on a daily basis. The classic original New York restaurant inspired the layout and menu; it also offers specialties like mustard-crusted tuna and smoked pastrami salmon.

The Palm
With locations coast-to-coast, The Palm is a stunning example of quality and success at every turn. Ideal for any variety of business or social occasions, and fundraisers, The Palm can host anything, including bridal showers, bachelor/ette parties, rehearsal dinners, holiday gatherings and corporate business events. The Palm is the perfect place for you and your company to tantalize clients over a succulent filet mignon or a jumbo three-pound lobster in a relaxed, yet sophisticated setting.

Your event can be customized to your exacting needs. Depending on the location, The Palm can provide an exclusive setting to accommodate groups in a variety of sizes, and can also be set up for formal or informal presentations. From a private boardroom setting to large private dining rooms, the Palm can provide you with an intimate dining experience you won`t soon forget.

Eastern Mediterranean

Mezze, alsl known as meze, maza and mezethes, are the small plates of the Eastern Mediterranean. The name means middle as in the middle of the day or between lunch and dinner. Under the direction of Bon Appetit's Chef of the Year, Jose Andres, Zaytinya's extensive menu of hot and cold mezze reflects the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Greek, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine


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