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Restaurant in No. Va. with tables for 8?

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beanodc Sep 15, 2008 01:09 PM

Are there any moderately priced restaurants in No. Va. that have more than one table for eight. We have a group that go out on Friday nights and are sick of the same few that we have found.

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    sarawithanh RE: beanodc Sep 15, 2008 05:47 PM

    Ruths Chris
    McCormick & Schmick's
    Chima
    Maggianos
    PF Chang's
    Rio Grande Cafe
    Carrabas
    Bazins on Church in Vienna is a great little restaurant - give them a call and see if they can accomodate you - NOT a chain, great atmosphere and phenomal food!
    Sweet Rice in Falls Church, VA is a great inexpensive thai restaurant - call and see if they can accomodate you

    Coastal Flats/Sweetwater Tavern/ and any other Great American Restaurant CANNOT accomodate parties of 6+ unfortunately (you should go sometime when you have 6 ppl or less for sure - good eats!)

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      baconjen RE: beanodc Sep 15, 2008 06:43 PM

      Not sure where you are looking - Northern Virginia's a pretty wide area.

      Rabieng in Seven Corners (Thai) has an interesting large table upstairs that is sort of on it's own level. Homey Thai place.

      Bombay Bistro in Fairfax has a fun table with low cushions for a group (instead of a traditional table).

      Austin Grill in Burke/Springfield can accommodate groups easily - I like it better than Rio Grande

      Peking Gourmet Inn in Seven Corners has quite a few big tables, some with lazy susans. I must admit I haven't been in years, but always enjoyed it when I used to go out with friends all the time. Not like the best Chinese food you'll ever have or anything, but I remember the Peking Duck and Szechuan Beef Proper were really good. Check a recent review though - I never see it in the magazines and reviews anymore - maybe it's gone downhill. But it used to be kind of a fun place for a group.

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        weezycom RE: baconjen Sep 15, 2008 07:25 PM

        The duck is still excellent, but the Szechuan Beef Proper has been horribly, overly sweet the last 3 times I've had it.

      2. ktmoomau RE: beanodc Sep 15, 2008 07:05 PM

        I am not sure what part of NoVa or what you consider moderate, but if you are in Arlington, I would check out Sette Bello, Tallula, Liberty Tavern, Ravi Kabob isn't white tablecloth or anything, but it is good. Oh and Me Jana has bigger groups too.

        1. Dennis S RE: beanodc Sep 16, 2008 04:18 AM

          Location in NOVA would help.

          Euro Bistro, Cafe Montmartre and El Manantial - all in Reston/Herndon would work well for you. Pick Cafe Montmartre on a night with good weather so you can eat al fresco.

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