I'm updating a recent post to pose a more specific question: Should a medium-sized group of 20-something guys who want to have a nice dinner in a festive atmosphere but not break the bank go to Firefly or Julian Serrano? It seems Firefly is cheaper but is Serrano so good as to justify the higher cost? We will be staying at the Rio so obviously a taxi ride comes into play for Firefly. Also we have a vegetarian in tow; would either restaurant be more suited to accommodate him?
I'd love some candid opinions about value, atmosphere, and specific dishes to seek out/avoid.
Thanks so much.