Here's the deal - our manager said that all 8 of us in our office can have a really nice Christmas dinner wherever we want OR we can have a less expensive dinner and invite our spouses. I would rather have my spouse with me, personally.
Do you have any suggestions as to a fairly nice restaurant that can accommodate as many as 16 on a budget? Buca de Peppo was already mentioned. I'm relying on my fellow chowhounds to come up with some great alternate choices.
The party will be held during the week. Quite a few of us live near downtown...
Anything else you can recommend?