My Mom is turning 90 at the end of July, and we're trying to find a place where we can bring together about 30-40 people for a Sunday birthday brunch or lunch, My Mom and many of her friends live in the Fairfax/Cedars Sinai adjacent area, and we need a place that doesn't have many stairs or too long of a walk to get to the dining area, because many of the guests will be elderly. My Mom likes Italian food, and is also a big fan of rack of lamb, but is allergic to seafood, fish and pork.
We're concerned that many hotel banquet rooms will be booked because of the end of the bridal season, and we suspect that they would be pricier than a restaurant with a separate banquet room, but we're open to either option. We'd like to stay on the Westside - we're wiling to go as far west as Santa Monica or as far east as La Brea area/Mid-city.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations.