Birthday dinner-San Jose area
I looked at your recommendations in the past and can't see a good pattern of what to recommend.
If we're talking fairly "normal" food, not Vietnamese at Vung Tao, I think Paolo's, 71 Saint Peter.
Dio Deka fits if the price is OK - it's a special occasion place. If you're willing to go up to Mountain View, I'd say Xahn
Any more information will get you tighter recommendations - like if banquet chinese is OK, or unusual indian.