I would appreciate suggestions for a Sunday afternoon location for a group of 10+. The criteria would be a quiet environment so we can hear each other talk, separate checks and located in the Columbia area. I love Bon Fresco and promote their delicious sandwiches all the time, but there is a noisy drink? machine. Plus a group of 10+ relaxing would take up too much space. We enjoy Bangkok Garden located at Robert Oliver Place but looking for other possibilities. Sidamo would be super but a little too far. Thank you.Any ideas? Sidamo is really a great choice because the sandwiches are delicious, and you could get counter service and space to spread out. Same at Kloby's Smokehouse just off Rte 29 on Johns Hopkins Road.
But if they're too far, then I would think about slightly-larger joints up north. Coal Fire Pizza has a bar area that might be perfect for 10 people sit in peace. Pho Dat Trahn on Snowden serves reasonable food, and I bet there is space at lunch time. And the Indian buffets charge a set price, so the check is easy to split even if it comes combined. Start with House of India, where I have seen them make large tables for groups.
Any other suggestions?