A friend of mine asked for help thinking of a restaurant to have a party of up to 15 for his girlfriend's birthday. So the birthday is on the Saturday night one week after next. He's worried about finding a place that a) can accommodate us on short notice, and b) can fit such a large party.
Other things: the birthday girl is vegan so while the restaurant doesn't have to be vegan/vegetarian it would be nice if there were some options along these lines. We tried Greens and Delfina but they're booked.
It would be nice to get SF suggestions, but East Bay is good, too.