The group that I have lunch with at work goes out to dinner once a month or so on Friday night. We are looking for recs for new places to try. The group ranges from 6-12 people at any one time. We work in Hackensack, but have gone as far west as Pine Brook, southeast to Edgewater, etc. I would say anything within a 30 minute drive is viable. Liquor license is a must ... this group likes its martinis. We usually have a real dinner, but we have been known to hang out at the bar all night & munch on appetizers.