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Jan 22, 2007 07:13 PM

Business dinner in Rockville??

I'm looking for a location for a business dinner in Rockville. We used to use Rico y Rico but I've noticed it closed (was never really a big fan anyway). I'm thinking of Nick's Chop House- any thoughts on that (for or against)? Another possibility is Il Pizzico. I'm also considering Bethesda restaurants but only want to go that far if I'd really be sacrificing quality by staying in Rockville.

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  1. I highly recommend Sol d'Espana for your dinner venue. Small, friendly reasonably priced place with a privat'ish room in back. Excellent REAL Spanish food with an emphasis on sea food. It's at the north end of the pike across from Wintergreen.

    1. I would send you to Il Pizzico. The inside atmosphere is very nice, the food is terrific, and the wait staff has helped us identify some marvelous wines. But be prepared for the fact that the outside is unimaginably unimpressive: an small ugly strip center.

      1. I went to Il Pizzico with a group of office mates at lunchtime and thought the food was great. I would recommend it. I've never been to Nick's Chophouse though.

        1. I think Il Pizzico is the best Italian restaurant in Mtgy County, if not MD.
          But they don't take reservations, which could be a problem if you don't arrive early in the evening or have a large group.

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          1. re: foodcheck

            I just found out Il Pizzico is closed on Sundays, so back to the drawing board!
            Would La Miche be good in Bethesda?

            1. re: karenk

              Nick's Chophouse is not good. Subpar food and pretty expensive for what they are. The only benefit is that they have a back room that has a screen for presentations. A decent choice in the Rockville area is Amada Amante in the Falls Grove Shopping Center. The website is here

          2. Not sure what your parameters are as far as cuisine, Tower Oaks Lodge by Clyde's Group would cover fairly mainstream ones.