We'll be visiting NYC from Seattle for my 40th birthday in December. Its my first time to the city. We're staying in Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens) we can travel within reason.
Looking for fun/yum dinner recommendations for a largish (10 - 16) party, we'll have a few vegetarians in the group but are otherwise not picky eaters, we like booze/decent wine selection. Not too upscale... but not on a tight budget either... Also ideas for fun bars nearby for pre/post gathering would be great.