For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Town Hall. Town Hall is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Town Hall also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. Make sure to check out Town Hall's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Free wifi is available as well. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Town Hall's al fresco patio seating.
Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. Town Hall welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Don't waste time or money searching for a parking space — pull into the lot next door at no extra charge.
Expect your bill at Town Hall to come in at around $30 per person. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Town Hall since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When the Rolling Stones wanted a chorus to sing with them during their last gig on their "50 and Counting" tour, they knew who to call: The Washington Chorus. That unexpected melding of talent is a testament to the group's stellar reputation—the Grammy-winning ensemble is noted for its ability to engage a wide range of audiences. And they've done just that for more than 50 seasons, delighting ears with a repertoire of classical masterpieces and modern compositions. Equally committed to enriching their community, the chorus performs free concerts throughout the greater D.C. area, sponsors a junior choir, and gently corrects anyone who misspells "requiem."
Since 1981, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, has aimed to provide a gathering place for gay people and educate the public about their community through the arts. Since then, the award-winning choir—which rings with the voices of nearly 300 members—has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Theatre, and the Obama inaugural celebration, as well as at venues throughout the world. Their upbeat productions also have been the soundtrack at community events for the Whitman-Walker Clinic and PFLAG.
If you're in Washington DC and you love the Big Easy (but lack the time or funds for a trip to New Orleans), there's a place for you. It’s called Bayou and it’s just up your ally. Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, and just a stone’s throw from the Foggy Bottom Metro, you’ll find the home of award winning New Orleans cuisine. But it's not just about the food here. There are drinks and dancing with such a lively atmosphere you'll wonder if you're on Bourbon Street. And if that's not enough, you can catch local and national recording artists or nightly specials on food and drink. Come see what they've got cookin' up by stopping at Bayou today.
Twin restaurants located inside sister hotels, Twist Georgetown Restaurant's kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients. The menus of both restaurants reveal the likes of oven-baked crab cakes with lemon grain mustard sauce and grilled beef filet with roasted crimini mushrooms and bordelaise sauce?just two of the kitchen's specialties that pair nicely with sides of potatoes au gratin or polenta. With the evenings covered, Twist also ventures into daytime feasts with brunch buffets and cocktails that brighten vacation mornings or any morning that would benefit from a vacation state of mind. Both locations offer a Sunday jazz brunch, featuring live music played by a guitar duo.
To showcase the work of its young scribes, once a year Young Playwrights’ Theater hosts its New Play Festival, providing an opportunity for budding playwrights to see the fruits of their creative labor flourish on stage. Watching their work as it's performed for an appreciative audience may be a student's first taste of artistic accomplishment, substantiating in them a desire to expand their horizons academically and creatively. The students collaborate with professional actors, dramaturges, and directors to produce 15 student-written plays during three nights. In addition to its benefits to the writers as individuals, the festival—which audiences attend free of charge—enhances public regard for young artists and fosters a dialogue regarding matters of vital importance to the community.