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Jan 24, 2008 11:24 AM

Please HELP! Restaurant Suggestion for party in DC

I'm hosting a 30th birthday party for about 20-25 people. I'd like a casual atmosphere with good food somewhere in DC. I'm having a hard time finding a restaurant that is fun and less than $70 a person. I'd appreciate any suggestions!

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  1. Are you including acohol in the $70/per person? Zola has a few group menus ranging from $56-69/ without a bar option. Clydes in Gallery Place has private rooms and a menu that is certianly less than $70. Mei N Yu's cheapest group menu is $65.

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    1. re: HilkaryIC

      Zola was going to be my recommendation as well...not sure if they have a private room though (which you might want with that big of a group). Another option would be Hudson in Dupont Circle or if you like Indian cuisine you can check out Heritage located in Glover Park and Dupont Circle.

    2. I did a birthday at Agraria last year with about 21 I think and they didn't make us get a back room which would have been pricey and it certainly was less than $70 pp because we ordered off the regular menu.

      1. My initial thought was Acadiana. There's at least one separate room, and great food of course....but I don't know if you can get out of there at your price point for this kind of party.

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        1. tough because of party size
          the palm in tysons may work
          although it isn't fantastic, it is fun and you could probably get a room at either Magianno's or at Buca de Beppa.
          you may be able to get a large table at Holywood East Cafe in Wheaton
          also the lodge at tower oaks in Rockville

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          1. re: dining with doc

            Don't go to Buca de Beppa or Magiannos. If you want Italian food you are better off getting it from the Pasta Mamas at Filomena. I know some people on the board don't like it but the quality is fresh, the portions are large, and you can certainly get out of there with $70/pp. Plus you have the added bonus of having a HUGE slice of their delicious cakes for the birthday boy/girl. Plus they have the space for larger parties.

          2. upstairs at Ardeo? Do you have to have a private room? There's also PS7, which has a room that can be curtained off. When Oyamel was Andale, there was a separate back room, where I had a birthday, I believe it's still there. Chef Geoff's might be another good option.