It is my best friend's 22nd birthday this Saturday and we need a fun spot to go for dinner before the partying commences. There will be about 6 of us, mostly girls. Can anyone suggest a relatively trendy place for us that won't break the bank? Doesn't have to be incredibly hipster but not tired and old. Something along the lines of Republic or Peep? Cuisine is anything but Indian or Japanese as the bday girl is a picky eater. Location is preferably not far uptown or downtown as we will be celebrating the night out in the midtown area. Thanks so much in advance!