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“Great place for a group gathering”

Anthony's Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 52 Restaurants in Drexel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great place for a group gathering”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

My sister had a baby shower for her daughter-in-law at Anthony's yesterday and it was perfect! There were about 50 people at the shower and we had the upstairs room, next to the restaurant. The room was very large and accommodated all the attendees very nicely. Although it was located next to the restaurant, it could not be observed by the general patrons. The room was large and very nice. We had plenty of room for the gifts, a couple of beverage tables, a table for the cakes/shower favors and several smaller tables for the baby shower games. The decor was nice, but neutral, so that your personal decorations wouldn't clash with it. They made the room available for decorating 2 hours before the shower. The manager introduced the senior waiter to my sister beforehand and there were 3 other servers for our group.

The food was served buffet-style and it was delicious. We had a tossed salad with homemade Italian dressing , 2 meat dishes, stuffed shells, potatoes, green beans and fresh rolls. The servers poured coffee, hot tea and other beverages at the tables. We brought our own cakes, which they sliced and served with ice cream @ 45 minutes before the shower was scheduled to end. Throughout the shower, the staff were professional, courteous and did all they could to make sure our experience was wonderful.

If you haven't eaten at Anthony's before, don't be put off by its location at the back of a strip mall. Once you get inside the restaurant, you forget that you're not in a free-standing building in a remote locale. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and there was plenty of parking. Even though a lot of people were running their errands in the shopping center, we couldn't hear any noise in Anthony's.

Anthony's is a lovely venue for a family or group celebration. They provide good food at reasonable prices in a private facility. I've been to receptions in country clubs that weren't handled as graciously as at Anthony's.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Eileen074
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent Facility, Do NOT Hesitate”
Reviewed May 13, 2011

I wanted to let everyone know that if they are in the market for a good facility for a large party, do consider Anthony's. My brother held his wedding there some years ago and did not want to go the 'country club' route but did want a place that paid attention to detail, was attractive and with excellent food. Those were the criteria and Anthony's fit the bill beautifully. Then, for Easter this year, our family wanted to find a place that could accommodate 70 people (yes, the family is that large and we have alot of get togethers!) and so we chose Anthony's. We got a room on the lower level which accommodated handicapped, elderly members beautifully and the space had recently been added so it was newly done, fresh and very lovely, I must say. We decided on a buffet hot dinner that included fish, chicken and beef and a cash bar. It worked out perfectly. Our dinner was great, the wait staff was fantastic and our family had the very BEST EASTER anyone can imagine at a price that was beyond affordable. Perfect for children as they did not have to be "held back" as you would need to do in a restaurant--we had the entire, spacious room. Is it in a 'glam' location? No, it isn't. It is in the rear of a shopping center, but you won't mind a bit. If you are looking for a great place to hold a wedding reception and can't go the country club route, consider putting it on your list and I think you will be well pleased. Thanks, Anthony's--we will return soon!

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank Lorrie
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Waste of money”
Reviewed April 16, 2011

The management is rude, insulting and off-putting
Do not waste your time or money.

  • Visited April 2011
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5 Thank jskenney3
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Reviewed January 6, 2008

very nice

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