Many of us have been in a position where we have to find a restaurant to accommodate a larger group of people for dinner, and as fun as they can be, the task isn’t always easy. Eater DC put together a list of “18 DC Area Restaurants That Are Great For Big Groups” and two MoCo establishments made it on the list. “Large group dinners are fun, but they also require a bit more planning and preparation. When everyone RSVPs “yes” to the invite and suddenly the party has gone into 10-12 person territory, not every restaurant is equipped to meet the demand.”
Summer House Santa Monica in Pike & Rose (11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852): “With a sprawling, light-filled interior, this Bethesda spot is beloved for its brunch and dinner offerings alike. Whether you have a big party or an intimate gathering to plan, the full restaurant can be booked for larger groups; a banquette table in the main dining room is available for smaller parties. Summer House also offers full-service catering for off-site events, with menu choices like taco bars and sushi platters.”
Hollywood East Cafe in Wheaton Mall (11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902): “Wheaton’s popular dim sum restaurant is a great place for groups of friends to gather over dumplings, pan-fried taro cakes, shrimp toast, and fried wontons. Carts roll through the aisles on the weekends, but the dim sum menu is also available weekdays.”
What are some of your go-to restaurants when planning a dinner for a larger group?