I'm looking for a place where a group of about 10 can go and not have to shout to each other - this will be a weeknight so we won't be dealing with weekend crowds. We like interesting food, including ethnic, but prefer decent sized portions over elegance of presentation, with entrees between say $15-20. Also prefer reasonably priced wine and quality draft beer. Reasonably easy / free parking is a priority.
I had considered Henrietta's Table, but too many negative reviews saying you didn't get much for your money with spotty service. Petit Robert sounded good until I read the tables were crammed in, and it was busy every night with high noise levels. Mi Tierra in Waltham was appealing, but it turns out they don't even serve beer and wine (one review said they did). I should note that we've been to a fair number of places over the last decade and we try not to repeat.
All suggestions welcome.