Post # 1
I thought I had seen a thread on the DC board earlier about rehearsal dinner venues, but when I looked for it today, I couldn’t find it. I’m starting to feel a little paniced about the lack of plans for our RD. Where did/are you holding yours?
Any suggestions for a restaraunt with a small private room–there will be about 25 of us, with a reasonable rate?
Post # 3
If the relevant people like Indian food, what about Bombay Club? The service there is very good and polite. They have a small private room that seats about 25. You can order off of the menu ahead of time (please bring us 4 tandoori chickens, 4 lamb vindaloos, 5 palak paneers…) and then have the food passed family style. This also allow you to chose the $9-$13 entrees, rather than the $25 lobster curry.
The wine’s a bit pricey, and it doesn’t have a large selection of roses, which are our preferences to serve with spicy food. So, we simply bought a selection of good dry roses at about $13 a bottle, and then paid the corkage fee. The wines were either from Domasteca in Rosslyn or Rick’s in Alexandria.
Post # 4
Friend of mine had their RD at Rosemary and Thyme (Dupont/Adams Morgan). There was a small private room in back, and they did a special menu. The food and atmosphere was great…and we all went to nearby bar for drinks afterward.
I know that Gordon Biersch near Chinatown also has a small room where I’ve been to meetings. It’s actually quite quiet and food’s pretty good…but don’t know if that’s the atmosphere you’d want.
Post # 5
Awesome suggestions, thank you chitown2dc and fizics girl! I’ll call them on Monday and do some more sleuthing.
For anyone else who’s checking this out, one other phone call I’m planning to make is to Lebanese Taverna–several of their locations have private spaces for various sized groups.
Thanks! I’ll keep you posted.
Post # 6
I’m having mine at La Panettieria in downtown bethesda. The owner is awesome and will accomodate pretty much anything you want! Maggiano’s is another great place too!