I'm looking for recommendations for a place to take a group of 10 people following a master's thesis defense. We're looking for something in or close to Pleasant Hill. Moderately priced. Serves good alcohol. Lively atmosphere that is conducive to celebrating. Cuisine isn't too important, just as long as there are plenty of seafood and/or vegetarian dishes. The fall-back plan right now is to go to Chevy's, which isn't all that bad but any improvement over that would be great.
Searching through a few very old posts, I found strong recs for Shanghai Gourmet (sounds great to me but the food's probably a little too unfamiliar and meat-focused for the others) and Ephesus Kebab Lounge. Will Ephesus work? Any other ideas?