Bloomberg News picks top business dining in the nation’s capital
Location: Charlie Palmer Steak, DC
Feasting Powerbrokers Cut Steaks, Budget at Top Tables: D.C. Dine & Deal
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By Jim O'Connell
Budget cuts and tax policy aren't the only things on the table in Washington. Powerbrokers are negotiating at restaurants across town. President Barack Obama occasionally pops out for a meal -- taking Germany's Angela Merkel to 1789, and first lady Michelleto Komi and Tosca.
Here are our selections, in alphabetical order, for business dining in the nation's capital.
Charlie Palmer Steak: 101 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington.
What: Cool, stylish cuisine, precisely executed and expertly served.
Why: This is the most popular restaurant for lawmakers, and its proximity to the Capitol isn't the only reason: Try the tuna tartare and the hanger steak.
Where: Only steps from the Capitol, Charlie Palmer is frequently the site of political fundraising events.
When: At $25, the prix-fixe lunch is a steal. While dinner is an expensive indulgence, your clients will swoon.
Sound level: Quiet and discreet. This is the place for negotiating, lobbying and toasting successful efforts.
Bar: A handsome, roomy space.
Private Room: Rooms can accommodate as many as 70 people for dinner. A rooftop terrace with a spectacular view of the Capitol dome can serve 250.
Sound level: Like a library that serves dinner.
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