so i seem to find myself a little out of the loop these days and i'd love to check out some new or somewhat new (could be a couple of years old, at this point) spots for an upcoming birthday. some of my favorites include: hungry mother; island creek oyster; russell street tavern; scampo....but we've been to all of these many times and i'd love to try something new. that being said, it'll likely be a group of 6 so it shouldn't be too intimate of a spot. i love italian but honestly i'm up for any suggestions.thought of M3 as i know that is supposed to be good, but with a group of 6 we really need to be able to make a reservation. we've got a few weeks and the flexibility to do mid-week (i see hungry mother is already full on open table for the weekend of the 19th) so perhaps that'll help? would love to get some more thoughts. thanks so much.