Washington DC: Suggestions for a group of 17?
I am looking for restaurant suggestions for a group of 17 people that will be in Washington the first weekend in April for a family reunion. We'll have a few kids and 2 vegans in our group. We are staying in Georgetown (but don't need to stay in that area) and will be eating at least 2 dinners and a brunch together. Would like something interesting but not too expensive. I think we need to reserve soon because of the size of the group plus the holiday week so would be grateful for suggestions.
Some family members have suggested:
Old Ebbitt Grill for brunch
I was just at Urbana (in the hotel Palomar near Dupont Circle) and there is a private room off the main dining room that would accommodate you. Since it is in a hotel they should be better able to work around the holiday weekend issues. Same for Tabard Inn (be SURE to make a reservation as far in advance as you can). Bistrot du Coin could handle a group that size with advance notice. Neyla is a pretty space with average food. Zed's has kind of fallen off the radar.
I've only been once, but my experience at Jaleo (the one in Crystal City) was very good indeed, and tapas would be perfect for a diverse, large group of people. It is definitely on the more expensive side though.
For brunch I would recommend any of the many Clyde's (including Old Ebbitt Grill) in the D.C. area, although I'm not sure which ones would best accommodate a large group.
I'm guessing it will be very difficult to find a place for brunch on Easter weekend, if that's what you were thinking, but who knows - good luck!