I'm looking for a place to go with 12-15 people for my birthday on Wednesday. We are all based in Harvard Square, but could go to Central Sq, Inman, or Porter Sq. I think we'll be walking/cabbing. I am looking for a place with memorable food that serves drinks and takes reservations. Reasonably priced for the grad student crowd. No seafood or sushi, and a strong preference for ethnic. I'm a vegetarian, so we'll skip BBQ, but I'd like everyone else to have options. I was disappointed by the Ethiopian place on Mass Ave near Porter Sq -- excellent service but bland veggie dishes. I love Elephant Walk, but it might be a little more upscale than what I'm looking for. I've explored a number of Thai places, but they don't seem to serve alcohol. Years ago, I loved the Helmand but a) it's farther away and b) it didn't seem as good when I went back. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.