by Kate Mulcrone | December 06, 2012
The Washington Post has taken a look at great restaurants for group dining in the greater D.C. area. Here are 10 of their favorites, along with some stories to help you get started planning.

1. Acadiana
This downtown restaurant serves upscale albeit pricey Cajun food in an ornate setting.
2. Bistrot Lepic
This wine bar-cum-bistro seems cozy enough, but has plenty of space available for large groups.
3. Bistrot du Coin
The French bistro is known for its loud, boisterous party vibe, making it perfect for a last-night dinner out.
4. Brasserie Beck
The Belgian cuisine on offer is just one of Brasserie Beck's attractions. It has an amazing selection of Belgian beers.
5. Busboys and Poets
The pizzas at this reasonably priced D.C. hotspot are perfect for sharing.
6. Carmine's
This red sauce joint specializes in super-sized "family-style" portions of traditional Italian dishes in a space that holds up to 700.
7. Hill Country
This Texas-style barbecue joint has brought some Longhorn charm to Penn Quarter. It's known for live music and karaoke as well as brisket, ribs, and Kreuz sausage.

8. Indique Heights
This Chevy Chase Indian hotspot is filled with nooks and small rooms perfect for groups.
9. Jaleo
With multiple locations, Jaleo's small plates concept is a proven success. Both the downtown and Crystal City locations are convenient to most of D.C. proper and can accomodate groups.

10. Magnolias at the Mill
In Purcellville, VA, this spot is a bit out of the way, but you can't beat the atmosphere or the stone baked pizzas and mile-long beer list. Housed in a restored grain mill, Magnolias offers several private dining rooms.
Source: The Washington Post