Good place for a Christmas Party in DC?
Where would be a good place to have a company Christmas party in DC? I'm looking for something that's probably in the downtown or Georgetown areas, anything metro-accessible. I'd like something classy, and I'd like to stay in European or American cuisine. Here's some suggestions from Washington Post:
Here's a few suggestions of my own:
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My boss and I are foodies, so I'd really like to find someplace that's got good, unique food, a sense of style and can handle a group of 25. Any thoughts?
A group experience is usually never as good as the experience one has when dining on your own, mostly because for a group that size, the restaurant usually has to work with a somewhat preset menu. Make sure to pick somewhere where you will have input on the menu and at least some choices for the guests. You also want a place with a private room or area for parties this size.
District Chophouse would not be on my list to consider. The one meal I had there was terrible, and that was not even in a group situation.
DC Coast has a private room downstairs, and offers a lot of selections to groups. I ate there on restaurant week after not going for a while, and was pleasantly surprised. Bad choice if there are people who don't eat seafood in your group however.
1789 in Georgetown might be perfect for you. They did a great job with a group dinner for 10 we had a few years back. Nice atmosphere in the old house at Christmas-time. With a group your size, they might be able to offer you one of the many rooms all to yourself.
I also agree with the other posters that Vidalia is a good choice.
Lastly,I know you said DC, but 2941 in VA does a fabulous job with groups, the food is top notch, and the ambience is wonderul. I think one of the group rooms looks right out onto the little pond in the front.