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Sep 14, 2006 03:40 PM

That time of year again - Office Holiday party locations (focus on NOVA)

We would prefer Fairfax, Vienna, Tyson's area, but anywhere NOVA is good. Looking for a place for a group of 50 most likely (that includes the SO's). Nice, but not over the top. Option of an reasonable open bar is a huge plus.

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  1. My firm used one of the private rooms at McCormick & Schmicks in Reston a few years ago for a similarly sized group. Since this is a chain, you may actually do better at "selling" the idea.

    If your co-workers are more adventurous than most, I bet Tarin Thai (Elden St. not far from Worldgate) and their modern interior would jump at the chance to do a full sell-out for a night. You'd be taking over the whole place, pretty much, and they'd need to bring in a dedicated bartender to handle the crowd.

    1. I attended a function at the Clyde's in Tyson's that was surprisingly good. I'm generally not a big fan of the Clyde's chain, but the service was excellent, the private room was sunny and cheerful, and the food was certainly edible. Now, the function was a brunch, so it may have been easier to set up, but I thought it was a nice place for a private gathering.