Restaurants & Bars Washington DC & Baltimore

Central alternative?

cynbad | | Feb 18, 2009 08:48 AM

I had really hoped that a few months advance would be enough, but found yesterday that the night I'd hoped to book a family dinner at Central for a May birthday won't work out. Had no idea they take just 2 bookings for 8 each night at one specific table. An interesting policy, I guess they prefer not to put together a couple of 4-tops to keep a more intimate feel in the place?

SO, looking for a backup that might be suitable. All but one are coming in from out of town for graduation ceremonies, the GW grad also happens to have a birthday. Having been to Central last year, we loved pretty much everything about the place: casual but with finesse, centrally located, great ambiance (bustling but enjoyable), a varied menu with not a loser among all we tried. And that banana split alone is worth the trip. We're all omnivores, aside from one pescatarian.

Do still hope to get to Central while we're in town. Any ideas for the birthday backup will be welcome!

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