My boss's wife intends to take him and some friends out for his birthday this weekend. I'm invited, but not going (prior plans). Group total is 8.
Anyway, they'd like to find a restaurant which is moderately priced, w/a good vibe, american food (they have some picky eaters w/them), good drinks, obviously chowish, as several others are native NY'ers who have eaten at many of the better places and know bad from good food. I know lots of places I could suggest if their price range were higher, but, alas, it isn't.
They stumbled upon Freemans downtown last week and it appealed to both of them (I posted below about this).
Location is of not importance at all - most of them live in NYC and are willing to go into any neighborhood.
Does such a place exist?