Hoping to find a few recommendations for my department's holiday dinner outing on a Wednesday night in December. There are 12 of us and tend to laugh a lot - while we don't necessarily need a separate room, we do not want to be in a cavernous,loud room either. We'd like to stay in the downtown/south end/north end area. No chain restaurants please. In the past the group has done Lockeobre's, Hamersley's and Sel de la Terre. Thanks in advance for your help!