I am an SF Chowhound-type putting together a business dinner after a set of meetings in Cupertino. I am looking for something good but not expensive (entrees under $20), lively and informal but not full of families with kids, and in a perfect world with food that needs to be shared (to increase the team-building dynamic). Also, we have one vegan and two other mostly vegetarians to consider along with 2 meat and potato folks to go with 5 foodie/omnivors.
As an example, if we were in Palo Alto I would probably challenge the budget and go to Zibbibo, although for this group putting together an interesting Chinese banquet might work as well.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.