So here is the deal:
I've got about 15 friends coming to visit (yes, all at once) from California, and I need to make dinner arrangements for a Saturday night. A separate room would be nice, but not necessary. I'm hoping for a cool/party atmosphere, but (since I am a chowhound) I cannot settle for sub-par food. I've thought about TAO - since they've got music and decent food (although the place itself is somewhat annoying), and, as well, I've given Blue Water Grill some thought - since they've got a live jazz band downstairs. At this point, I am out of ideas - please help.