I've been reading the boards trying to find the perfect place to celebrate my mid-40s birthday this Friday night. I used to live in the city and back then I knew all the places to go, but it's been years since I've had a chance to dine in the city. I am looking for something distinctive, casual, and in the $20-30 entree range. Have looked at Sepia, MK, North Pond and all seem great if they were just a little less pricey. What are your current favorites? Does anyone like Le Sardine? I used to love Le Bouchon.