The Company party, which everyone expects to be toned down from years past, starts at 6pm. Don't really have a choice of company at the Company, but it's politically expedient to attend.
However, I'd like to organize a dinner with three to six fun co-workers for 8:30pm in Manhattan (Midtown, downtown). Essentials are very good food, a solid wine list, attentive but not fawning service. Hoping to keep it not more than $100 per person.
Can any Chowhounds suggest a warm, friendly environment that sounds right for this dinner get together?