I realize that options might be limited, but I am looking for a place to take a party of eight, on a Wednesday night in late April, that would appeal to a variety of palates and dietary needs, none of which I will know in advance. Prefer mid-range with entrees of up to $25 and a good list of wines by the glass, but flexible on price point. Also flexible on type of cuisine: as I say, the group may have differing tastes, but I suspect most will be reasonably adventurous.
Bonus points for proximity to the Metro. We will be staying in North Bethesda and taking Metro might be easiest, although a cab is also a possibility with a group that large.
As for myself, I'd love seafood, but good food, reasonably quiet (meaning we can talk without shouting) tops all.
Thanks for any help!