I am looking for a restaurant to host a small (10-12) person luncheon for my closest girlfriends/family the day before my wedding. What I think should be one of the easiest things to plan, has somehow been the hardest. I'd like to stay between the 40s and the low 70s on the westside, $50 max per person (not including alcohol), with new american, italian or french food -- too hard dealing with people's finicky eating issues with a more adventurous cuisine. I tried Marea, The Modern and A Voce -- but all are requiring a minimum spend of well over $50 per person because they require us to use their private rooms for a group that size (which I find ridiculous for a Friday in August in NYC). Any thoughts? Thanks!