You could go to any restaurant for your graduate's recent accomplishment, but the following four restaurants offer an array of lunch, dinner and brunch options plus outdoor seating, making each great for groups.
Scales 925: For city views and southern, soul food, make a rooftop reservation for this restaurant, owned by Clifford "T.I." Harris. Items such as salmon croquettes, signature wings and a bevy of beverages are offered on the outdoor menu. The regular dining menu is also available.