This is my first post, but I refer to Chowhound often. Thanks to all of you who help take a bit of the guesswork out of these kinds of things. My husband is turning 40 in April, and I'm planning a surprise group dinner. I'm expecting maybe 12 people. My husband and I are foodies (as are many of our friends) but have little kids and don't get out so much; we also like to drink. We are also (and unfortunately) limited in terms of money.
Can you Chowhounds recommend some good Providence-area restaurants with a festive attractive atmosphere that 1) will take reservations for a group of this size, 2) dinner and a drink or two can be done for under $40/each (am I dreaming?), and 3) has some decent vegetarian/fish options?
Thanks for your advice.