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Events at Sichuan Pavilion? Any other ideas for moderate $ but satisfying post-graduation meal?

Oobay | Feb 11, 200809:13 AM

Hello All -

I am trying to plan an after-graduation celebration for this May (Georgtown Law), and thought maybe someone has some good tips to share. My mom just had a good meal at Sichuan Paviliion on K Street (she's a NY'er who hardly eats Chinese here in DC anymore, but really liked this place - maybe more similiar to NY style somehow?). We were thinking about getting a large room there, but don't know anything about most menu items or whether the quality would be noticeably different w/ a larger group.

We will have 20-25 people, and need good food, drinks, and hopefully a comfortable space (I foresee a few hours of partying - this is the first professional degree in the family!).

It pained my chowhound heart somewhat, but we did look into Maggiano's as a dependable, if not unique or great, option. They have a $1200 minimum for large groups, though, and are just too expensive on the whole for us.

Any experience w/ Sichuan Pavilion for a large group? Any ideas on other options, or recent experiences of an event that you thought was a success? I am willing to go to Northern VA, but would prefer DC (less likely the out-of-towners will get lost).

Thanks in advance for any help at all!

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