A friend is back from China for one night next saturday. We want to have a fun dinner that is moderately priced to celebrate and start the night off right. We like the atmosphere at places like The Orchard, Stanton Social, etc. Also, would prefer not a sharing place (i.e. no tapas) or ethnic. We are thinking Essex... would this place be fun? Any other recommendations? Please help, we want to make sure she has a blast.