Every year at Christmas time, my dad and mom get together with their long-time friends (13 people total) and have a get-together Christmas dinner in SF. This year, I'm trying to come up with 2 or 3 restaurants for my father to pick from.
The crowd is in their 40s to 50s - some are adventurous diners, some prefer meat and potatoes, and most are in between (leaning toward the adventuresome side). They prefer an upscale setting for this dinner(western/European food preferred) and are looking at a maximum of $30 for entrees (to give you an idea of their price range). I would imagine that this crowd would like delicious food in a festive, pleasing setting (with VALUE being a key word). A separate room is not required and actually not preferred.
Can you please comment on the suggestions that my dad and I have come up with (or provide additional suggestions)?