I will have my big 3-0 in a couple of weeks. I never really had a party before and thought it would be a good idea to throw my first one.
I want to find a restaurant for a dinner party, about 15-20 people; preferably, but not limited to, east side, like Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, Fullerton, Brea, etc. However, I think I could convince my friends to drive to westside too, if necessary (they live around SVG, OC and Riverside). I'm looking everywhere for a decent place. Even restaurants in OC are okay too, but I'm just not that familiar with the area at all.
I'm thinking about spending $20-25 per person. Most of my friends don't drink much. So most of the spending would go to food and place. I want to find a fun place that will handle this group size, but also good food of course. I'm also worry that being in a restaurant would be too uptight.
Any comments, suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.