Restaurant in No. Va. with tables for 8?
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.
McCormick & Schmick's
Rio Grande Cafe
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!)
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.
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.
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.