I'm hosting a dinner event for about 35 people and am looking for suggestions for restaurants. I much much prefer foodie places as opposed to "view" places. I like innovative cuisine and price isn't really an issue.
Cafe Juanita would be perfect but their room only holds 30.
I'm not a fan of the Daniel's Broiler/El Gaucho/Seastar types of places. Although it's good food, it's not quite what I'm looking for. Ditto for Ray's.
I've obviously thought of Canlis as well, but I don't <love> their food. I like Chef Franey's modernization of the menu, and I may end up at Canlis, but am looking for something less cliche.
Thanks for any ideas....