My friend is looking to have an informal birthday get together on a Saturday night in February at 7PM. He wants to have about 25 people in a bar that serves decent food. He's not looking for a private room. Just a nice place.
He's a big fan of Nobu, but isn't necessarily looking for something that upscale or even Japanese. Even a great pub will do.
If anyone has any ideas for places in the city that you think might work, please let me know. Thanks!