OK, so here's the deal. Need a place in the moderate price range for a parents-and-friends-type shindig, roomy enough to accomodate 10-15 people. Prices around $40 pp, incl. a drink or two. I'd prefer it around Hollywood - let's say the boundaries are La Brea to Hilhurst. Food can't be too exotic unfortunately, so let's keep it in the American/Mediterranean vein.
Already thought of Vert, Mussos, Hungry Cat, La Buca, Vermont...but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.