Looking for a place to hold my mother's 60th birthday dinner, but there are a few "catches": it must be in either McKinney, Allen, Plano or Frisco, it's supposed to be a surprise (approx. 30 people attending), budget around $20-$30/head, and i'm supposed to help organize but i don't even live in the USA!
The easy part is, my mother is more "interior decorator" than "chowhound" (unlike her daughter!) so "atmosphere" is more important to her than food... (I know, saying something like that on this site is almost sacreligious.) That's not to say that she can't appreciate good food either, it's just that if she had a choice between a great meal in a dive or an ok meal in a really "cute" restaurant, then she would pick the cute restaurant every time...but I'm working on that.
Anyway, she likes pretty much everything except steak or sushi. Thanks!