I was at Ray's the Steaks for the third time recently, and I just can't speak highly enough of it. Other than needing a reservation to get in, the restaurant is near perfect. Superb steak dinners for reasonable prices, a charming waitstaff, excellent wine list, I could just go on and on.
I almost hate to reccomend it because I don't want it to get even busier, but you're my friends, so I'll let you in on the secret.
They even surprised me with a little birthday dessert, even though no one told them it was my birthday. How thoughtful is that!?