Hi Chowhounds. I could really use your help. I need to host a 40th birthday party in a couple weeks. I wanted to do a big family style type dinner -- Carmine's comes to mind. But I can't find anyplace that will let me have a party of more than 12-15 people (I'm expecting 20-25) without jacking up the price. I can't afford to pay for dinner for 25 people, and I also can't ask our friends, mostly out of work actors, to pay $60 for dinner and a glass of wine. Some might not mind, but not everyone can afford that. Does anyone have an idea where I could do this, with great food, great atmosphere, and reasonable prices? Also, the man of the hour and myself are both vegetarian.
Thank so much!