I'm looking for a FUN birthday spot for 5 people in their mid-20s. Preferably downtown (below 23rd Street or so is fine, north of Delancey). With entree, appetizer or dessert, drinks/wine, and tax/tip $40 per person or less. (I.e., I have exactly $200 to spend)
Good food is important, but equally important are a lively scene and friendly atmosphere.