Organizing a birthday dinner for a close friend with a disparate group of people...some out of towners, different budgets so trying to find someplace:
1. Festive but not crazy loud
2. Moderately priced (about $40-50 per person)
3. Casual but not jeans and sneakers
Chowhounder Kirk recommended Blue Smoke which was PERFECT but they are booked for the night in question (26th/Sat)
Any ideas would be appreciated...