Yes it gets crowded and loud, it is quite a social gathering place but there are plenty of nooks to accomodate quiet conversation. Just take the time to find them!
I have only had a light sample of the menu but it was superb.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, even considering the rowdy bunch I was with.
The lack of certain modern amenities is no secret, so be ready for long staircases with no elevators, no WiFi, no television (gasp!) and a shared bathroom for some rooms!
My favorite part of the Tabard is the bar which is on the way to the dining room. Order a screwdriver. They are made with fresh orange juice as in from an orange not a bottle.
Chew slowly and savor the food.
Speak slowly and savor the conversation.
Walk slowly and enjoy the decor.
This is the only place I stay in the Nation's Capitol.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comprising a trio of late-1800s townhouses, this traditionally furnished hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Metro and 1 mile from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The elegant, antiques-filled rooms are individually decorated, and provide free Wi-Fi. Some have private bathrooms or sitting areas. Rooms are stair-access only. Continental breakfast is included, as is access to a nearby gym. There's also a bar and lounge with occasional live jazz, plus a New American restaurant with a seasonal menu. ... more less
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