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Help! Need place for my mom's birthday party in Rockville, MD

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For April 10th, 2010. There will be about 35 people. We WERE checking out Phillips but they charge $150 for their 'private dinning' room (we don't need private) PLUS their over-priced entrees don't include anything else.. We're a picky bunch- mom and I want healthy-fare- good seafood, skip the stupid white rolls and desserts (we'll have a cake). I checked PGA Tour Grill on the pike but it's closed- that would have been fine. We would go for Asian, Italian or fresh/updated American with seafood/vegetarian choices as well. If I see another potato skin on a menu..... or spinach artichoke dip or calamari... doesn't ANYONE have any imagination?? Thanks, I feel better now. BTW we already checked out Tony Lin- they are booked. Really hoping to find something close to 355/Montrose Rd as that's close to where we're staying...

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  1. Maybe Timpanos? I mention because it's really close to that intersection, Italian and has a nice enough atmosphere - not because I think the food is great.

    If you don't mind going into Bethesday there's always Rock Creek, which puts a lot of emphasis on healthy, but the one time I ate there everything was amazingly salty.

    1. Maybe Tower Oaks?

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      1. re: wookyluvr

        I thought about that too, but I'm not sure the food is particularly healthy.

        1. re: reiflame

          You're referring to Clydes? They won't let that many people have a party there... we're ok with grill-fare, seafood, chicken (tho I wish it were free-range/organic!!) I heard Timpanos was overpriced and crappy. What's Rock creek like?? and thanks!!!

          1. re: hieileen11

            Rock Creek is upscale American and their schtick is that it's all healthy food. You can look up their menu on their website. It's in Bethesda, maybe a 20 minute drive from Montrose.

      2. That's Amore on Shady Grove Rd can handle big groups.

        http://www.thatsamore.com/

        1. Mykonos on Congressional Lane in Rockville can handle up to fifty people in their private dining room. It's a pretty restaurant and the food is a little different, but has that mediterranean healthy flair.

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          1. re: susabella

            2nd mykanos. they have great fish and appetizers

          2. Ambrosia. Amazing Greek food. Next door to Tony Lin.

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            1. re: HilkaryIC

              No way Ambrosia can handle a 35-person party.

            2. It's a little north of you, but it's a short hop up 270. How about O'Donnell's in the Kentlands?

              1. Maybe Amici Miei? I went to an engagaement party at That's Amore and recall it being very good.

                http://www.amicimieiristorante.com/

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                That's Amore Restaurant
                10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste G5, Columbia, MD 21044