Saturday night bday dinner rec please.
Driving in from STL to have a long overdue dinner with a friend of mine from the east coast in early March.
We are looking for a fun place that has great food, non-stuffy atmosphere, not too fancy, not too hole-in-the-wall, great cocktails, great lighting where we can just spend a Saturday night sitting and drinking and eating and talking and talking and drinking some more. It is my bday, so something special is ok too.
Open on the food type (we love small plates and tapas), but we like other stuff too; though no BBQ or Mexican or Greek. Great desserts a plus! Or separate recs welcomed. I love cake.
We are staying at The Hotel Phillips but have cars.