I've been elected to make dinner reservations for this coming Saturday night for a family group of 8 in Manhattan - preferably either upper west side or midtown. My 24 yr old son lives on the upper west side; other sisters and brothers are coming in from Boston, Pittsburgh and Westchester Cty. We're all pretty adventurous eaters and like ethnic foods; would be interested in anything european, south american, asian, african. Someplace with good food, pleasant ambiance, casual and not too over-the-top expensive.
Suggestions welcomed. Thanks in advance!