We're combining three birthdays (all siblings, in fact) and a congratulations on a good friends' fabulous new job with a saturday dinner in philly or s jersey. The goal is to A)have a meal to remember...B)get seating for at least 8 of us(1 or 2 more are undecided)...C)not have the bill be astronomical...D)optional - a BYO.
we have already done fork, karma, django (in it's previous life), marigold kitchen, tangerine, buddakan, vietnam, penang, continental (the first one), and amada!!!
all things being equal amada was the first choice even tho it fails one and just manages past another criteria...but it's booked!! :(
all this is a lead up to asking for recs,,,i've read of at least one other worthwhile tapas place but cannot recall the name. other ethnic suggestions are appreciated, but with the mix of types going opening the envelope, let alone pushing it will be a challenge. i personally would like it to be a tad more adventuresome than itialian food (which i love, but it's become our failsafe when this group gets together to go out).
your suggestions are welcome and appreciated