Hey all -
I'm calling on the power of the Chowhounds for a birthday dinner recommendation - looking for a place that will take about 15 people, is more exciting than just eating at a restaurant (even one with excellent food), and isn't overly expensive. Something along the lines of Captain John's but without being horrible, or the Sultan's Tent but without being as expensive (ideally about $30/head without wine). Preferred location is downtown as we will be going out after. Bonus points for places with particularly friendly and fun staff.