In May, I am hosting a graduation dinner for about 25 people. I am really struggling to find a place (preferably somewhere on the Westside..everyone is staying in Santa Monica) that has a chic, but not stuffy vibe and good food. So far the serious considerations are Napa Valley Grill, Barefoot, Pizzeria Mozza and the Penthouse @ Huntley Hotel. We have a few vegetarians in the group but they can typically find something anywhere.
Any and all comments/recommendations/concerns about these locations would be GREATLY appreciated...I'm running out of time to book a place. Cost is not really limiting, but Spago would be too pricey.
Thanks in advance for you help!