Every year a dozen or so family members get together for a meal and a play. We try to make it festive and special, since it's the only time all year we're all there. My wife and I checked out Encore before a play and spent a lot of time commenting on how great our meals were, and we decided to book it for our big family meal in December. We all met there before the production of A Christmas Carol and were not disappointed. On our first visit, the waitress was so proficient I hoped we would get her for our large group. Not to be, but Marta and Maggie took equally good care of us. Everyone loved it, and the hotel was decked out in Chritmas finery to add to the occasion--one we will not soon forget. Not inexpensive, but truly worth it, and not super-expensive.