Big Group Rest. Ideas needed!
Hello Fellow Chowhound-ers!
I need ideas for a place that would be able to accommodate a group of 20+ people for a graduation party in early May.
Any ideas will do: Fancy, Fun, Casual, inexpensive, expensive--we just need ideas at this point.
We'd prefer in the DC area, and possibly metro accessible (some guests will be flying in)
Thank you all--looking forward to hearing your great ideas!
Every year I get the pleasure of planning my office's Christmas party. With wives and girlfriends, we are about 20 people. Here are some places with private rooms I would suggest calling.
Cafe Milano: They have a bunch of preset menus and the people there are easy to work with.
Bistro Bis: You could probably get the whole upper terrace to yourselves
Brasserie Beck: They have two back rooms they use for private events
Nora: They have a few private rooms. I am not the biggest fan of the food, but the first lady just went there for her birthday...
701 - Semi-private rooms. They definitely can handle the crowd. I haven't been since the menu change, but I have done a private event here before and it was a success.
For something very different, you can try H Street Country Club. They rent out the upstairs and can do parties with mini golf, ski ball, shuffleboard etc. for bigger groups.
If any of these places interest you, I have contact names for private event coordinators etc. I would be happy to lend you a hand. One piece of advice I would give is to book very soon. Places fill up fast that week.
I'm sure folks will chime in with much better ideas than this, but, to get things started, I'll suggest Clyde's of Gallery Place. The space is attractive. There are lots of side rooms that could easily accomodate 20+. It's located in a fun part of DC. It's not a foodie place, but, it's a good group place. Google them for pictures and a menu.