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==> This event is a Members-Only event [No Guests Allowed]. Besides, membership is free ;-)
==> NEW MEMBERS or 1st TIME EVENT GO-ERS, if you have questions about the group, RSVPs, or the overall dining event process, visit our FAQs (http://diningout.meetup.com/149/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=1650845) and our No-Show Policy (http://tinyurl.com/5byotq).
==> RSVP Cancellation Cutoff for this Event is 3:00 pm June 7th. [Late Cancel (http://tinyurl.com/5byotq) applies after this]
I'm heading to one of my very favorite affordable French restaurants in DC, Le Chat Noir. This place is always a treat to goto!
FOOD: Rustic / Country French. The Chef is extremely creative with his menu and never fails to surprise. Last week I enjoyed lamb shank over creamy polenta the size of which could feed a small nation! Some staples from the regular menu include Poulet Grande Mere, Signature Crepes (delicious), Boeuf bourguignon, and Steak frites "le Chat Noir"...
SPACE: Cozy, with French accents throughout the establishment
==> Visit Le Chat Noir's (http://www.lechatnoirrestaurant.com/info_gal.htm) website for more information
==> Tax/Tip combo is our standard 30% [see the FAQs (http://www.meetup.com/theweeklydinner/messages/boards/thread/1650845#[masked]) for more details]
==> No Guests [have your friends join, it's free!]
==> Limited to 14 slots
See you there!
CLOSEST METRO: Friendship Heights (Jenifer Street exit) [Red Line]
Le Chat Noir is only about 3 blocks down Wisconsin from the metro (http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Wisconsin+Ave+NW&daddr=4907+Wisconsin+Avenue+NW,+Washington,+DC+20016+(Le+Chat+Noir)&hl=en&sll=38.957306,-77.083919&sspn=0.013349,0.027874&geocode=Fb14UgId1cZn-w%3BFcdiUgId99Jn-yGsbMgUVLBBWA&vpsrc=0&gl=us&dirflg=w&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=16&t=m&z=16) (again Jenifer Street exit) For directions using the Metro, try using the Trip Planner at the WMATA website (http://www.wmata.com/tripplanner_d/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm).
PARKING: No Valet Parking is available. There is on-street parking as well [can be a bit challenging, but doable]. I recommend Metro!
1. Limited to 14 slots.
2. If you RSVP "YES" please make sure you can definitely make it. With 2,800+ members and limited seating, we cannot afford no-shows. It's unfair to the other members who would like to attend and also to the organizers who have to explain to the restaurant why the reserved # of guests didn't show (can damage our reputation). No-Show rules apply (http://tinyurl.com/5byotq).
3. Event already full?, waitlist for the event!. Use the Waitlistoption (the Organizer for each event will enable this as needed). Also, check back regularly as attendees have been known to cancel up to Noon the day of the event.
4. Billing (add 30% tax/tip to your bill). Remember, include the required 30% for tip / tax in addition to the food / beverages you order as defined in our FAQs (http://diningout.meetup.com/149/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=1650845#[masked]).
5. NEW MEMBERS or 1st TIME EVENT GO-ERS, if you have questions about the group, RSVPs, or the overall dining event process, visit our FAQs (http://diningout.meetup.com/149/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=1650845) and our No-Show Policy (http://tinyurl.com/5byotq).