I'm trying once more for recs to plan a celebratory dinner for my sister who is graduating from Hastings in a couple of weeks.
Please chime in as the budget, at least, has changed since my first post a week ago (?). I'd like to keep the restaurant either between the Marina and Hastings, or not too far a drive (and not too much a hassle parking). Budget approx $30-40 pp food only. Cuisine - american, regional, or european. Not ethnic asian, due to some more euro-centric folks in the party (self not included). One less adventurous eater, 2 somewhat well behaved kids (6 and 2), on a Sunday night. Group of 11-12.
I've gotten consistent recs for Zuni cafe and A16. Mixed recs (yea and neh) for Bar Tartine and Two (mostly because of the kid factor). Chez Panisse is closed. Lots of recs on the board for Aziza - is this going to be too "edgy" for any of our group's conservative eaters or should it go on the short list? We're generally openminded and adventurous, but some certainly more than others.
Please help! My family is relying on me, and I am relying on you :) I've looked briefly through the boards, but everyone seems to be looking for a dinner in Oakland, Berkeley, or Palo Alto.