Since food is not the top priority for this type of gathering, I normally opt for Ozumo or Shanghai 1930 (best location) but these are too pricey.
The best option would be a Chinese place which could pass for a business dinner venue. Not too formal, though. Cozy is good.
I haven't been to Chinese places lately, except for a recent gathering at Hunan Home in Chinatown (liked neither the food nor the atmosphere). How is Empress of China? Tian Sing?
Now, it doesn't have to be Chinese, of course. I thought of Chinese because of good price to value factor. I can't think today, so I am asking for your help.
Please give me interesting new (and tried and true) options, within, say, a mile radius from the Ferry Building.