I am an event planner in Austin, TX and about to plan a trip for about 30-45 people to go to DC to see our local ballet company perform at The Kennedy Center in October. In all likelihood, the group will be staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, so I'm looking for a few suggestions for great places for group dining around that area:
1) An optional Friday night "Dutch treat" dinner w/in walking distance or a short cab ride from the hotel
2) An idea for a venue/restaurant/bar to do post-performance drinks on Saturday that could either be close to The Kennedy Center or the hotel
3) A great brunch place that would be optional for people on Sunday -- was thinking either the best brunch in town or a gospel brunch.
Any ideas or suggestions would be welcomed! Thanks.