Sites for Rehearsal Dinners

By: sara levine, Mary Clare Glover, Dana Schwartz, Melissa Herald

Chef Geoff’s, 3201 New Mexico Ave., NW, 202-237-7800; 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 202-464-4461. This Modern American restaurant’s uptown location has a back room with a private bar and seating for 65. There’s a covered patio at the downtown branch. Average cost per person, food only: $30 to $35.

Clyde’s of Tysons Corner,
8332 Leesburg Pike, Vienna; 703-734-1901. The art deco Overlook room seats 150; the Café room, with wood floors and chandeliers, accommodates up to 50. Average cost per person, food only: $32 to $48.

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Chevy Chase, 202-966-3108; McLean, 703-893-5810; maggianos.com. Our top vote-getter, these family-style Italian eateries offer private rooms for up to 250. Cost: $36.95 a person, including coffee and tea.

Mie N Yu,
3125 M St., NW; 202-333-6122. Four private rooms are available at this fusion restaurant. The food has Middle Eastern, Asian, and North African influences. Capacity: 82. Average cost per person, food only: $65 to $85.

Morton’s, six area locations. Most locations of this upscale steakhouse have private rooms with mahogany wood and leather booths; some rooms accommodate up to 120. Price of a three-course dinner: $50 to $69 a person.

The Occidental, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-737-4147. This restaurant serves classic American cuisine and has three private rooms. Capacity: 130. Price per person, food only: $67 to $77.

Old Ebbitt Grill,
675 15th St., NW; 202-347-4800. Private dining choices include the 13-story atrium, which has a glass ceiling and palm trees. The rooftop offers White House views. Capacity: 250. Average cost per person, food only: $35 to $65.

Sea Catch Restaurant,
1054 31st St., NW; 202-337-4807. This Georgetown restaurant offers three private rooms, one with a fireplace and a view of the C&O Canal. Capacity: 250. Cost per person, food only: $45 to $70.

Sequoia, 3000 K St., NW; 202-333-3011. One of our top vote-getters, Sequoia has private and semiprivate rooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the Georgetown waterfront. Capacity: 120. Average cost per person: $38 to $85.

That’s Amore, Rockville, 240-268-0682; Columbia, 410-772-5900; Vienna, 703-281-7777; Sterling, 703-406-4900. Each location of this Italian chain offers private rooms and family-style menus. The banquet room in Rockville seats 200. Average cost per person, for food and nonalcoholic drinks: $32.99.

Zola, 800 F St., NW; 202-654-0999. The two-level Ultra-Venona Room at this sleek Modern American restaurant in the International Spy Museum can accommodate up to 250. Food and beverage minimums range from $1,000 to $15,000, depending on the room and time of year.