I'm getting married in Seattle in September and have been tasked with finding a good location for the wedding rehearsal dinner. The catch: I've only spent about 2 wks in Seattle and haven't had a chance to eat around. My bride-to-be is from Seattle but hasn't lived their in years; my future MiL (the only member of the planning party in Seattle!) is not much of a diner. I'd like to avoid the adventurous, because there are some picky folks in the group.
Specs: 20 or so people, perhaps a private room, $40-50 max a head.
We'd like someplace in the downtown area to accomodate out of town guests, as the rehearsal itself is at the Stimson-Green Mansion near the University (I think... again, I'm not too knowledgable about the geography)..
Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm frankly at a loss, as many of the places I've read about are small/boutiquey and can't accomodate our party. Awesome food is neither expected nor required, though a nice space with a solid menu would be great.