I'm stumped. Anyone have a recommendation for a reasonable ($30-40 pp charge) place I should look into to hold a 70th birthday dinner for my wonderful mother-in-law? She is not a "foodie," and so its better to stick to Italian or anything that can generally fall within the "American" food label. Looks like we'll have around 50 folks there. We'd like a nice place where she can dress up, with a nice atmosphere and a good view would be a great bonus. But I'm clueless about where to find this sort of place as I live in Arlington and my trips to B'more tend to include visits to smaller ethnic restaurants. Thus far we're looking at M&S at the Inner Harbor (yes, they can do it w/in our price range), and Libetore's Restaurant in Timonium.
Any suggestions of places to check out (or avoid) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.