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Downtown Silver Spring for 30 people?

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Sharkbait Jun 16, 2010 11:13 AM

I'm helping plan a group dinner from afar and I've landed on the Downtown Silver Spring area as the perfect location for our dinner, but I need a place that's decent, serves liquor and has a place to seat 30-35 people together? Any ideas?

This is the site I'm checking out, but narrowing it down by visiting each site and not knowing quality is proving difficult!

http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/d...

Any thoughts/recommendations?

Thanks so much!

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    fudizgud RE: Sharkbait Jun 16, 2010 11:27 AM

    I don't know if Sergio's can handle such a large group, but it would be my choice.

    http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/g...

    1. DanielK RE: Sharkbait Jun 16, 2010 11:39 AM

      Ray's the Classics.

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      Ray's the Classics
      8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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        skipper RE: DanielK Jun 17, 2010 05:58 AM

        I hardly think Ray's can handle a group that large. It has enough trouble handling groups bigger than 4 (really 2).

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          msjess RE: skipper Jun 17, 2010 06:23 AM

          I've never been to Ms K's Toll house but I know they offer banquets and weddings so they should be able to handle big groups.

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            DanielK RE: skipper Jun 17, 2010 07:05 AM

            I've been to a number of dinners for large groups at Ray's, and they were excellent.

            For a group that large they'll offer a limited menu in order to get all of the entrees out at the same time, but pretty much any place will.

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          jerirl RE: Sharkbait Jun 18, 2010 03:21 PM

          What kind of food are you looking for? How much do you want to spend?

          If you're interested in something ethnic, there are lots of options. Here are a couple that come to mind.

          Taste of Morocco - very nice atmosphere and good food. I know they do groups because I went to a Bat Mitzvah dinner there. On weekends, they have a belly dancer.

          Mi Rancho - standard Tex-Mex food, but well-done and a very festive atmosphere. I have seen relatively large groups there -especially on the covered patio area.

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          MI Rancho MD
          8701 Ramsey Ave, Silver Spring, MD

          Taste of Morocco
          8661 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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            DanielK RE: jerirl Jun 18, 2010 05:22 PM

            I'll agree that both Mi Rancho and Taste of Morocco do groups well, but I don't consider the food at either place anything above passable.

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            Taste of Morocco
            8661 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

            Mi Rancho Restaurant
            1488 Rockville Pike Ste A, Rockville, MD 20852

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            Mowald RE: Sharkbait Jun 21, 2010 09:13 AM

            You might consider McGinty's Irish Pub. I believe they could accomodate a group that big, it is centrally located in the pedestrian area in downtown silver spring, there is plenty of parking in the city lots only a block away, the food is decent, not too pricey, and the staff have always been friendly when I've been there.

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