My friend is turning 50 and we'd like to take her to a great place to celebrate. Problems are as follows - most of our friends are going through some tough financial times so price is an issue. Also, the Birthday Girl has a plain palate! She LOVES steak (particularly filet mignon - is picky about other cuts), she loves burgers and also loves Italian food.
Hence the dilemma - a place to make her feel special, a place where she will enjoy the food and also a place that allows her friends to pay rent for the next month! If we can come in around $40 apiece it would be okay. Other idea is a prixe fixe place (but would have to be a place with things she'll eat) so that people can kind of exercise some control and then pay cash for drinks (some people who are coming won't drink.) There will be about 15 of us.
I know this is a hard call so I really appreciate any help.