Alrighty, here's the situation:
My mom and I are throwing a 60th birthday party for my father in February, and we're shipping in his siblings and their families as a surprise. My dad is down in Southern Cal, and the relatives are coming out from the Midwest. The plan is to get a private room someplace that can fit 16 or so people and do lunch on a Saturday. The relatives are staying right next to Old Sac.
We've looked into Fat City, and Cal Fat's (close, but not quite right), The Firehouse (doesn't do lunch on weekends), and renting out the top floor of the Hyatt (it was already booked). I would be interested in anything fairly nice, ideally in downtown or midtown, and somewhat exotic or Californian for the red-state folks, but not too crazy.