We're having a small birthday dinner for two foodies and eight or so others (so, around ten people in total,) and were thinking a Bo Ssam at Ssam Bar would be perfect. Unfortunately, we weren't the only people with that idea, and the date we wanted, a Saturday, is booked solid. With this in mind, what other places might be good? We're a little stuck for ideas. Somewhere around the intersection of cool, fun, lively, interesting, good for groups, adventurous, not outrageous, good drink having, foodie friendly and above all, delicious(!), is where we want to be! East/west village and lower east side-ish are good mid-point neighborhoods, but really anywhere under 23rd would be fine.
Thanks so much for your help!!! Know that you'll be saving the day for some great people with your suggestions!!!