I'm organizing a small birthday dinner for my roommate next Friday night. Something with great food, preferably east side, and not a crazy atmosphere (should be able to hear each other), but nothing real low key either.
Looking for italian, mexican, american... no Chinese or Indian. Looking at maybe $30 a person before drinks. I also realize most places will be full of rsvp's, so some place that may not have a crazy wait would be great.
Any suggestions are much appreciated!