Planning a birthday in about two weeks, with a group of maybe 14 high schoolers. We're all fairly open-minded about food, and want an alternative to Olive Garden. Below 42nd would be ideal. $20/head tops.
Asian, Italian, and American are all definitely fine. Something less mainstream - say, Ethiopian is a no go.
Pizza might be a good way to go. Not your run-of-the-mill pizzeria though.