Private Room for Lunch Rec needed
One of my duties at work is to arrange lunches for foreign visitors. Our two basic criteria are that we must have a private room (usually for 10-15) people, and that the total cost (3 courses, non-alcoholic beverages, and gratuity), be not significantly about $35 per person.
We get a lot of use out of places like Caucus Room, Butterfield 9, Oval Room, etc., that all offer private dining menus, but I'm hoping to branch out a bit.
Anyone have suggestions for places to try? I'm looking into PS 7's, Nathan's Lunch, and couple of other spots, but could use ideas.
Oh, and within the district, but metro accessibility is not a concern.
Heritage India below Dupont Circle has a small private room in the back that is great for work gatherings. It seats at least 12 or 14 comfortably (and maybe more). We had our holiday party there, and the food was fantastic. The minimum for the room is $500-- they have 3 set menus on their website for over 10 people for between $30 and $40/pp.
Olives has an upstairs wine room that will hold that many. Not sure if they have a minimum charge; if not, their prices should fit in your budget.