I'm looking for the perfect place for a birthday dinner this weekend. It will be ~8 people, vegetarians aplenty but adventurous eaters otherwise. I'm looking for entrees in the 8-15 dollar range (the cheaper the better), at a sit-down location in Williamsburg (on the North Side), ideally within 5ish blocks of the Bedford stop. Also, I need to be able to make a reservation, since we're a large group.
Hope that's not too many criteria! Open to many cuisines (favorites include but are not limited to Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Ethiopian).
Some places that have come up after a little initial research are Oregano, Bay Leaf, and Ella Cafe. Thoughts on those or other places welcome. (N.B. I've been to Sea too many times, and was not super impressed by Wild Ginger—though those might both seem like obvious choices. Zenkichi is amazing but too intimate—and too expensive—for these purposes.)
Looking forward to your ideas! Thanks for your help as always.