We are having an important family gathering in August and would like to find a restaurant with good service and amazing food that would be willing to set up a prix fixe menu for us. My father would have loved Lupa, which would have been perfect in terms of caliber of food, atmosphere and pricing, but they are unfortunately booked that day. I know this question has been asked a million times on this board, but I hold a Chowhound's opinion in high regard, so please take a moment to help me out with this. Here are my parameters:
Party of 16
Don't need a private room
Prix Fixe menu not to exceed $60 pp (excluding alcohol and tip)(Don't worry about the prix fixe part. If they won't accomodate us on that, it's probably not going to give me the kind of service I want anyway.)
Preferably French Bistro or Italian, keeping in mind that my parents are Italian immigrants and VERY picky about Italian food.
Thanks in advance for any guidance!