Okay - I plan my birthday every year (started the trend :)) and want to think of a good place to have people join me for dinner. The dinner is where I want to be super inclusive since most people will come to that. Others who are early birds will turn in after.
So! That being said, I would like to go to a place that's friendly to vegetarians and large parties (I went to an Indian restaurant last year, and would like to have a different cuisine this year).