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Sep 26, 2011 06:31 PM

40th birthday dinner

Looking for great food, room for up to 20 individuals, good cocktails and a night to remember. Any restaurants in the DC, MD, VA area. If so, hit me up!!!

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  1. Do you have a price range? Are you looking for a private room? Any type of cuisine you love or hate?

    With out knowing the answers to those questions though I would recommend Central, Corduroy, or Brasserie Beck. All 3 have great food for grown-ups and private rooms that can fit 20.

    Brasserie Beck
    1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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    1. re: Elyssa

      Thank you Elyssa. I love food with flavor-Thai is probably my favorite. I also love seafood but both of those you have to be careful when inviting others. Not big on French cuisine. I would love to have something in DC as I have visitors coming from out of state. Brasserie looks like a great bar atmostphere. How is the food at Central? Great location on Pennsylvania. I would like to keep it $50/person.

      1. re: MoxyMom

        The food at Central is excellent! It is french in style (in terms of technique used) but is solidly American cuisine. They also have really delicious seafood options---mussels, cioppini (fish stew), a nice skate dish etc.

        Brasserie Beck is a really fun place to hold a birthday party. The atmosphere is lively with out being over the top and the food is very, very good---especially if you like seafood.

        If the $50/person includes an appetizer and entree and drinks that might be pushing it a bit for both of these but I would call the restaurant and maybe you can work together to create a pre-fix menu with a few options.

        Brasserie Beck
        1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

      2. re: Elyssa

        Central's private room will hold 20? I would have guessed maybe 16 or so. but then I've only glanced at it on the way to the euphemism.

        1. If you like Asian flavors, The Source might be a good option. It might be pushing it for the price, but perhaps they could work something out with a set menu that would be more affordable. Their food is excellent Asian fusion.

          1. I just recently returned from DC. Our group of 32 had dinner at Carmine's in a private room (Puccini Room). We were treated exceptionally well, they were very accommodating - the food is Italian served family style so you can select the dishes for your group ahead of time. There is a wide selection of pastas, seafood, meats and veggies. The salads and entrees (we had the roasted chicken, salmon and 2 different pastas) I would rate "good", the desserts were "excellent."