My wife is a LOTR fan and I'm thinking about arranging a surprise birthday dinner for her there. Parents, family and friends are coming in from out of town. Total party size is 16 (10 adults, 1 teen, 5 kids under 10). Any chowhounders care to comment on this restaurant? food, service? anyone here ever done a rehearsal dinner there or the like?
I search the CH archives but most of the postings are too old.
I'm finding mixed reviews about this place. Seems like a good brunch spot, but the dinner reviews are inconsistent. Also "overpriced" tends to come up a bit.
Alternative restaurants with similar American fare in the NoVA/Alexandria area are appreciated. Looking for $30/person tops (appetizer and pasta-or-entree). No dessert, light on the alcohol.