A few years ago we had a family gathering at Common Man; it was perfect for what we needed. Warm and comfortable, good food, reasonably priced and they took a large group and handled us wonderfully.
This year, we hoped to do the same thing. Common Man is telling us they cannot take a reservation for 16 people unless we book and pay for a separate "party" room.
So: I need some updated advice for a reasonably priced restaurant, comfortable: not too fancy, not too "diner or pizza place-ish"...that takes reservations.