I've seen several of these types of posts on here, but here's my story:
I am graduating from USC this May and my family (13 people) from Massachusetts will be joining me to celebrate. Most have never been to LA before. I need to find a post-graduation dinner location. Something comfortable, reasonably classy but not super-pricey, and maybe even family style, would suit us well. They are staying on the Strand in Manhattan Beach and I don't really know that area too well. Any ideas in SM would be welcome as well. No one is really picky in terms of cuisine, but I want to make sure that everyone will find something that they like.
Thanks for any help!