Long time reader but this is my first post. I am looking for a place to have a suprise b-day dinner for my so. I expect 8-12 people total. The main requirement is it has to be BYOB. I would love to get a private room, buty if not then I would like somewhere where we can hang as long as we want without being rushed. Also, I don't envision a big elabortate SURPRISE when guest of honor gets there but I also don't want our group of friends sitting in the middel of a crowded restuarant when she arrives. I would like the ability to do a set menu with a few choices for each couse bu this is not a deal breaker. I am hopeing to be between $30 and $50 per person.
Nothing to exotic in terms of cuisine as most of the group are not foodies.
For location, we are in the NE. Center City is ideal becuase there would be plently of places to go after, but would consider South Philly or a close suburb of the NE.