I am turning 25 in May and I want to take a group of around 10-15 people out to a tasty, great dinner! Everyone will be between the ages of 24-26 and have all lived in Manhattan for a couple years. Money is not going to play a huge factor. I typically treat for my birthday every year so this year is no different. Are there any great new restaurants that people recommend? Any places that are great for groups? Any places that have great scenes? Location doesn't necessary matter so much. I should note that pretty much everyone lives downtown (below 14th st) and we generally go out in that same region so preferably a place below Midtown but if there is something that doesn't fit that bill but is great, feel free to mention it.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions!