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Dinner for large group (20+) Leesburg/Sterling/Herndon area?

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I've been wracking my brain for a place in that area for 20-25 people next Saturday night, after a half marathon. Casual would be best but dressy casual would work, entrees around $15, preferably but could be more. We want to be able to sit together and not in booths (not Sweet Water Tavern). Since a lot of people are flying in, it would be great for a place that is unique to this area but not too unique because people are leaning towards Glory Days or Benihana's. Any suggestions? Thanks. The only place I can think of is Amphora's Diner.

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Benihana
3222 M St NW Ste 118, Washington, DC 20007

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  1. So there's nothing? I've been racking my brain and the group is leaning towards Glory Days. Bleah.

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    1. re: chowser

      You could maybe call Ice House in Herndon, but the max ticket might be a tad high. Or Jimmy's if you're early enough and take up half of the downstairs. There's the irish place in between, but I haven't been yet. Or perhaps take up the back room at Tortilla Factory.

      Just some ideas. Nothing out of the park (though all favorites of ours).

      1. re: Dennis S

        Thanks--I had called Jimmy's but apparently, it's the Herndon festival and they expect to be packed all day. I just checked out Ice House's menu--looks good. I'll keep that in mind for the future but think it's more than the group wants. I guess it's Glory Days....

        1. re: chowser

          Oh yeah, forgot about the festival.

    2. Have you considered Clydes Willow Creek Farm in Ashburn? They may have a private room for you. It's a very large place with several rooms.

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      1. re: Ashburnian

        That looks awesome. Thanks. I'll run it by them and give the restaurant a call. Either way, it's definitely something to keep in mind for when I'm in that area.

        1. re: chowser

          There's a Mexican restaurant in Reston Town Center Uncle Julio's I think? I've been there once and it was awhile ago but they seemed to always have large parties of people. Just a thought. Clydes, imo would be a better choice though.

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          Uncle Julio's
          231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878