Hello. I am newish to Boston, and have invited 4 friends who live in the burbs/further out, to a birthday celebration. Age range is 30-50. Since we don't get out much (kids, kids and more kids), we would like to go somewhere lively, busy and fun! And yet, we don't want a bad meal. I think Back Bay is the best area for us so we can stroll before and after dinner. Price is not an issue; however, I want to steer clear of the formal, white tablecloth setting. Full bar with good cocktails and nice wine list is a plus. A couple of us have a penchant for French food. I like Italian but don't want it for my birthday. Suggestions made by others include: Tico, Tapeo, and Bistro du Midi. What do you think of these? Do you have other suggestions?