I have been tasked with finding a place for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday party this summer.
What we'd like is a private room that can accommodate about 20 people. Food-wise, we have a range of eaters: some vegetarians (most will eat fish but a couple won't) and a couple who prefer fairly straight-ahead-meat-and-potatoes type food. A few of the guests would appreciate more adventurous fare but others would be put off. So middle of the road it will have to be, I'm afraid.
Price isn't too important but the guest of honor has said she'll be uncomfortable if too much fuss is made so an ultra-fancy place is probably out.
The main consideration is that we can all be comfortable in a room where we can move around and chat with each other (most of the guests are coming from out of town and don't see each other that often). And it would be great if the food was good, too.
We're in south central Austin, just south of downtown and driving distance would also be a factor.
Any thoughts? Thanks for your help.