A special friend is having a "big" birthday. She has lots of friends, who would be coming from New York, Philly, Washington for the surprise party in her honor given by her gal friends. Can't be Le Bec Fin--too expensive.
Could be Vietnamese; possibly mid-scale Chinese, any ethnic, but would have to have some vegetarian option, just in case. Very important would be either a small room, or a fairly quiet place. Could be 10-16 people before we're finished.