My daughter has requested dinner out with 14 of her nearest and dearest buddies for her birthday/graduation from 8th grade present. We'd like a place where cost is $30-$40 pp before tax and tip. They are adventurous eaters, but we'd like to stay in Manhattan. It would be great to have some atmosphere - no interest in venues like Jekyll and Hyde, American Girl and others of that (b)ilk. We're considering places like Pasha, Blue Smoke, Florent. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.