Okay, here goes: We need a spot in Queens that, with less than a week's notice, can accomodate 9 people of varying tastes, degrees of culinary adventurousness, and levels of snobbery. We have carnivores as well as the strictly fish-or-chicken set, but no vegetarians. The place must be easily accessible by subway for the Manhattanites. The Staten Island contingent will need parking--street parking is fine, as long as it can be found. On top of all of this, parts of our families are meeting for the first time, so we really need it to be comfortable--but not too casual, or my parents will give us a hard time about it not "suiting the occasion."
We considered Parkside in Corona, but it doesn't meet the subway-accessible test. Malagueta also seems like a possibility.
Oh, help me Chowhounds!