A friend and I always combine our bdays, and go somewhere really great that we wouldn't do during the year. Last year was Babbo (let's not discuss if you actually like Babbo or not). But we're looking for something this year, that kind of price range (not more) thats truly special. It can be quiet and dignified, or fun and friendly - it really doesn't matter. This is just our one time of year that we go out of our way to try one of those places that we don't normally go to for no good reason.