I am thinking about surprising my husband for a special birthday celebration with some of his friends. It will probably be around 20 of us when all is said and done.
I don't want to ask any of them to contribute, and having said that, I do not have the budget for a "top" TO restaurant.
Does anyone have any suggestions of places with:
(a) nice ambiance, atmosphere, etc.;
(b) suitable for large parties;
(c) not overly pricey, and
(d) an owner/staff that will work with me reagrding selecting wines to serve and perhaps a set menu?
My husband likes all kinds of food, esp. Italian, Chinese, Japanese (just not Thai or Indian, those are his least favs).