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40th birthday dinner

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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.

      3. Oyamel?

        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."