A group of us are looking for a good restaurant for new year's eve. We are all 30 years old (most married, some not, no children). Our goal is a decent meal, that is fun but not over the top crazy with terrible food and a standing room only vibe. We are desperately trying to avoid those standard "buy a ticket" and get dinner and free drinks all night at some trendy lounge as I feel we are too old for that type of evening. I think there will be between 10 - 14 of us, depending on what restaurant we choose.
There is really no preference on food. Location can be anywhere from Canal to the Upper East Side. If we can keep it to $100 per person, including drinks, all the better.
If you have any suggestions please let me know.