On my upcoming trip, I'm spearheading a social night out with some of my husbands biz colleagues that are in for a conference. My thought is to meet at the Chandelier bar, maybe get a Verbena drink.....after, head for dinner. Initially, I was loving RRL (the experience part), but to be honest, the menu kinda freaks me out. There's stuff I would eat, but being small plates, not sure there is enough variety for the very culinary unadventurous - though I always hear it's good. So, as another option, was thinking to go to Jaleo instead since it would allow for a very social dinner - then head to RRL for dessert / drink / nightcap. I haven't been to RRL before - but it looks very cool. Is there a preferred "room" to sit in? If we're coming in only for drinks, then I assume we would be in a bar area other than the rooms? Is that area kinda cool, or should I make reservations to ensure a room and make everyone order dessert, lol? Lastly, it's meant to be social, so with acts going on etc, can you still be comfortable talking with one another? Want to avoid places with blaring music etc that would be difficult to chat. Any comments appreciated! Thanks!