Hello! I am a visiting DC Hound, and I am trying to throw my boyfriend (who lives on the Upper East Side in New York) a surprise 25th birthday dinner with a bunch of his friends. I am looking for someplace that is not too far from 69th and York in Manhattan and that would be a fun and quaint restaurant for a group of 15. In addition to being a good "talking" atmosphere, my ideal place would be one that is inexpensive to moderately priced.
I would love your advice and expertise!