Hey All -
A bit stumped trying to find a terrific restaurant with stellar food to celebrate my Big 3-0. The challenge is that we are a party of 7 and I would very much like to be able to converse across a large round table without being drowned out by the room. I was going to make a reservation at Nobu but I think that room's a bit too loud so I am now reticent to do so. Could pull it off at Union Square, I suppose. What else is out there that is excellent, colorful, and just lively enough that the fun factor is in place without it being intrusive. No steakhouses, though - - love 'em but want something a little more interesting.
I know you guys will come through so thanks in advance!