We're staying at Washington Hilton on Connecticut and need a decent place in very close walking distance to take clients for a fun dinner where we can still converse. We've found these two places almost out of default. Nora has private rooms and menus they'll set for us, Bistro du Coin promised their upstairs area but possibly with other tables and open to the dining room downstairs.
Can anyone comment on which would be best for a somewhat laid back client dinner - you know, unfortunately generic enough for anyone to enjoy, food, noise, etc.? And yes, I know DC has much better to offer but with needing a 5 minute walk and not interested in Ruth's Chris these seem to be our options since they don't want to worry about wrangling 10 clients across DuPont Circle.