I'm organizing a small reunion next week and I'm looking for a good place on the Peninsula that will offer some sense of privacy -- secluded booths, some kind of partition, or even a generous amount of space around tables. Also, I'd love the food to be great, on the American or mediterranean or Italian side of things. (That is, not Japanese or Chinese.)
The only suggestion I have so far is the old-school Iron Gate in San Carlos, which has too... odd a vibe.
My home base is San Mateo, but it's been 20 years since I lived there, so I'm at a loss. Anywhere from Palo Alto up to Millbrae works.
many thanks! longtime reader, first time poster.