I'm seeking a place with a warm, comfortable neighborhood atmosphere to hold a birthday party for my father's 70th this December. It would be great if there was a private room or some sort of space where we won't be mixed in with too many other tables and can hear each other talk.
We don't want to book anywhere too expensive, but the food *has* to be simple, flavorful and good. Family-style Italian or a steakhouse are my first thoughts -- though I'm open to others. Ideas in the $30ish per person price range greatly appreciated.