I realize I should have taken care of this much sooner, but am looking to make a dinner reservation for Sunday June 17th after Stanford graduation for 10 people. Many of the popular choices in and near Palo Alto are already "sold out" (as this is also Father's Day).
9 of the 10 people (all except the graduate) are from out of town and not super familiar with all the possibilities. Age ranges are 19 to 83. Looking for a place with good food but also where we can all talk and be loud if in that mood. Would prefer a place serving local foods, i.e., foods that are only available or better than average in the SF Bay area. As for location, if not in Palo Alto then someplace north as most of the party are staying in Millbrae. Cost can be moderate to expensive (just not ultra expensive).
Looking for someplace that perhaps the typical graduation party might not be looking at (since those places are probably booked already anyway).