I've scoured these boards searching for fun, group, birthday and reading so many posts. I still don't feel like I've found "the one" so I'm putting it out to you guys. My bf and I are native New Yorkers. For his birthday I've arranged for a group of his friends to fly in for July 4th weekend. I'm looking for a place for dinner on Friday night July 4th for 10-12 people. Italian seems to be a good suggestion but I'm more interested in somewhere with a fun, NY experience. We're open to neighborhood - but some places I've checked out already that were mentioned on these boards are closed since July 4th is a holiday. Residential area would probably be best. These aren't foodies - just guys who want to eat something and have affordable drinks. Is there anywhere where beer/glass of wine doesn't cost $10? Any help would be appreciated and I will keep searching the board!!