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Details: Tabard Inn


DIVEY: So downright casual, you might feel uncomfortable.
CASUAL: Anything goes, just relax and have a good time.
MODERN: Clean and snappy.
CLASSY: A little on the up-scale side. May have a dress code.
FORMAL: You'd better be on your best behavior. Almost certainly has a dress code, or should.
$$$$: Cheap - Prices are cheaper than found at most other good bars in the area.
$$$$: Average - Prices are about the same as found at most other good bars.
$$$$: Pricey - They are charging more here than at most other good bars.
$$$$: Expensive - Hopefully, somebody else is paying. If they aren't, maybe you should have just one, just so you can say you did.
EAT: None - Hope you aren't hungry, even in the slightest.
EAT: Snacks - Very simple bar snacks. Peanuts, pretzles, that sort of thing.
EAT: Light - Small appetizers, small plates, great if you're not terribly hungry.
EAT: Full - A full meals worth of things to order.
: None - First come, first served.
: Available - Not needed, but you could if you wanted to.
: Required - You need to call for reservations.
: Private - Members Only, or otherwise not available for general attendance.
Tabard Inn
1739 N Street NW
washington , dc 20036

MODERN - $$$$ - EAT -

Located in Dupont Circle, the Tabard Inn boasts of its "character" since 1920. The fireplace lounge makes a nice cocktail setting for friends or a first date. Of course there is regular dinner service, but you want to sit at the bar. The bar seats about 12, where regulars and business travelers intermingle.

Chantal Tseng is the head bartender, and she holds court Wednesdays and Thursdays. Those nights, she has a special menu featuring four cocktails: modern recipes, obscure relics (she favors Trader Vic's), or her own creations. Chantal can also execute the classics without a second thought.

The Tabard Inn has a nice balance of excellence behind the bar and an engaging, diverse clientèle sitting at the bar.
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