I am planning a birthday party on wednesday for a friend and there will be about 15-20 of us eating dinner. We want to avoid the prix fix menu and order ala carte. Looking for good food, atmosphere, big/strong drinks, birthday dinner place. Most guests are in their early thirties and all are mostly from downtown chicago. Wanting to stay in loop, river north, west or south loop, mich ave, or near north. Open to any cuisine and price.