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We know our readers are always looking for hot new restaurant suggestions in D.C. especially when it comes to finding great places to eat this summer. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought we would share our favorite D.C. restaurants in right now. Hope you enjoy!

Le Diplomate: Looking for amazing French food to eat in D.C.? Want an amazing place for brunch or dinner? Look no further than Le Diplomate. You can’t go wrong with this popular restaurant on 14th street. Everything on the menu is delicious, the ambiance is gorgeous and the service is fantastic. Whether it is for brunch or dinner, this Steven Starr restaurant is sure to not disappoint.

Convivial: One of our newer favorite restaurants in D.C., Convivial is an experience from the minute you walk in the door. Located in between Logan Circle and Shaw, Convivial is the hot new place in D.C. Recently voted the #4 restaurant in D.C. by the Washingtonian, we know anyone who dines there will enjoy it.

Doi Moi: We know we are mentioning 14th street more than once but it’s filled with amazing restaurants in D.C. One of our other favorites is Doi Moi that focuses on Southeastern Asian cuisine. We love their appetizers and specialty cocktails. The space if all white, glass and modern…we know you’ll love it!

Rasika: The great thing about Rasika is there are two of them in the city! Whether it’s dining in the Rasika in West End or Chinatown, you will walk away satisfied. Rasika has the best Indian food in the city and if you are an Indian food lover you are guaranteed to love it! We also know that Rasika has converted many people that didn’t like Indian food before going to Rasika.

Alta Strada: Looking for amazing Italian food in D.C.? Well look no further than Alta Strada in Mt. Vernon Square. Chef Michael Schlow amazes any guest that walks in the door with his delicious food. You will feel like you are in Italy as opposed to in the middle of D.C. when you are in this restaurant. He keeps his menu simple and magnificent.

There are plenty of other amazing restaurants in D.C. but these are definitely our Top Five Restaurants in D.C. right now. They will not disappoint you and you will walk away feeling overly satisfied. We know they will keep you coming back. Enjoy!

Ever wonder the recipe for success when it comes to planning a business dinner? Well, we’ve done some research on the topic and have ideas for those of you looking to have an effective client dinner. We’ve put together our dos and don’ts to making an impact during a business dinner or lunch.

Do go with a familiar restaurant. We suggest not having to deal with a new environment and a client at the same time. Pick a restaurant you are familiar with and perhaps even request a specific table you know will be conducive for the environment you are looking for. There are so many amazing D.C. restaurant options so just make sure it’s one you’ve been to before.

Don’t be late! Our biggest advice is to never, ever show up late to a client dinner late. That is the biggest turnoff and gets the dinner off on the wrong foot. Plan ahead and make sure you arrive 15-20 minutes before your guest(s) do.

Do be nice to the people at the restaurant. It’s really important that you come across as respectful to not only your client but the waiters, host, hostess, valet and anyone else you will come into contact in front of your clients. Of course you should always be nice to everyone, but how you treat the people that work in the restaurant is a direction reflection of yourself to your client. Remember that!

Don’t overdrink. This is an easy way to walk away with a not so successful dinner. Make sure to pace yourself throughout the meal and never drink more than your client does. Also, even if your client is choosing to overdrink, it does not mean you should join in on overdrinking. However, don’t make your client feel uncomfortable, so if they are drinking make sure you have at least one drink as well.

Do follow-up. Make sure to follow-up with your client the next day after the dinner. It’s all about creating a deeper relationship than what you had before the meal so take advantage of that and reach out the next day. Let them know you had a great time and add any tidbits from conversation the night before.

Don’t discuss only business. Even though this is a client dinner, it’s important that you make it an effort to discuss things outside work. No one likes to discuss only work 24/7. Ask them about their family, where they grew up, etc. See if you can find things you have in common to discuss. People enjoy the small talk and that is how you are going to create a stronger relationship with your client by discussing items other than work.

Do think about the seating. Are you having dinner with more than one client or more than one colleague? Make sure you plan out ahead where everyone is seating. It would be silly to end up with all of your colleagues at one end of the table and all the clients at the other. It’s important that everyone feels included and that everyone is not necessarily sitting next to who they know best.

Don’t pick a noisy restaurant. You want to make sure your client can actually hear what you are saying during the meal and vice versa. The key to that is making sure the restaurant is not overly noisy or that you have a private seating area.