I have been charged with organizing a dinner for this coming Tuesday, March 27, to follow a lecture to be held at the Williams Club (39th and Madison, I think). I've been asked to find a reasonably inexpensive place in the near vicinity where ten people (give or take one or two) can enjoy good food and catch up. We'll be making a reservation for 9PM.
I've scoured the board since I rarely, if ever, eat in that neighborhood, and am now trying to decide between Turkish Kitchen, Ali Baba, and Ethos. All three seem to have their fans, and by looking at their menus, it looks as though we could probably get out of each for around $40 a piece (tax and tip included).
Since I've never eaten at any of these places, I need your help. Which is your favorite, and why? Am I overlooking something good? I don't want to somehow choose the worst of the three (though I'm sure the other guests would be gracious enough not to say anything).