Looking for suggestions for a restaurant for a low-key but festive birthday dinner this Wednesday. Given the current economy, we're going to save our fancy meal for a trip back to NY over New Year's, but we'd still like something fun.
Most important element is atmosphere - something cozy and comfortable but still bustling and convivial feeling. We like almost every cuisine, although for the purposes of this dinner preferably not Italian or old school French. There is flexibility as far as neighborhood, although within walking distance of Dolores Park is a definite perk. Price - really don't want more than $20/entree.
Thanks in advance!