In late June, we are having a mini-family reunion in Berkeley. There will be about 12 of us. We are looking for a restaurant where we can spend a couple of hours eating, having a drink, and talking. Nothing too expensive.
Someone suggested two places to me. One is called Au Coquelet and the other is Brennan's. But Brennan's appears to be a sports bar and if there is a game it could be noisy and crowded.