So I'm graduating college in May and my family will be coming down for the weekend, meaning meals of varying size/time/purpose will be eaten. Planning must commence now because two major universities in D.C. have graduation that weekend -- meaning thousands of family members will be heading to the District (locals, beware!) -- and reservations will be filling up soon.
Right now the agenda includes Friday dinner for 5, Saturday brunch/lunch for 5, Saturday dinner for 9-10 and Sunday brunch/lunch for 12-15.
Cost isn't really an issue and I've taken my parents to Oyamel, Jaleo, Blue Duck Tavern, Founding Farmers, Firefly, District Commons, and Old Ebbitt (or, well, they've taken me!) in the past. The Sunday lunch includes a few children so I mostly need some help thinking of a place that can accommodate a large group (including kids) or has a smallish private room.
The Oval Room and Equinox have been on my to-try-when-the-parents-are-in-town list, so those are possibilities for the smaller meals. But suggestions for those are welcome too! We're an adventurous-eating bunch. Everyone will be staying in the downtown/Foggy Bottom area, for neighborhood context, though traveling for good eats is not a problem.
I've done research on the board archives but would love to supplement with suggestions and any newer places I wouldn't have come across yet.
Thanks in advance!