It is my husband's 40th and have 14 people. I was thinking about catering a dinner at home, but it may prove too expensive and too difficult. Also thinking about a private room--i called Blackbird, as I wanted to use theirs upstairs--what is more perfect than a private room with its own bar/bartender and the best innovative food in Chicago (while still being elegant but not stuffy)?! Well, they are booked that night in January. Any other thoughts?