These kinds of posts often frustrate me, so my apologies in advance. A soon to be married (out of town) friend wants to have a dinner for the local gang who can't make the wedding. I'm looking for suggestions for a casual and relatively cheap (less than $15/person excluding drinks) place in Alexandria that can handle a table of 12 on a weekend evening and is still Chow-worthy. I've seen talk about Stardust and Evening Star and RT's and some Del Ray places, but don't know that side of the river very well and have no idea if they are group friendly.
PS If we were in DC, we might end up at places like Dukem, Austin Grill, Thaiphoon, Las Placitas, Full Kee....