I've been given a restaurant mission, and I have chosen to accept it: To make a reservation for a Saturday night for 10 people. Some place warm and casual, with a broad enough menu for non-adventurous folks from out of town (Italian, continental, Mediterranean -- you get the idea). I thought of the Red Cat, which hits all of those highlights, but they won't take that big of a party for that time (7 or 7:30). Any suggestions? A place that won't force a party of that size into a tasting menu?
Oh yeah -- preferrably downtown, West side-ish.