Visiting NYC in late october - want a unique NYC-only dinner but not overly adventurous- my dining companion is conservative in tastes - i.e. no sushi, no foie gras etc. (not my choice but there you go). Also needs to be casual - i.e. no jacket/no tie required. Italian OK but would rather have something new americanish - or even steak is okay. Any ideas? Also any Bobby Flay restaurant is out. Is that specific enough?