I'm taking my friend for a cheer-up dinner and drinks tonight (she just got out of a relationship). Cluny for good food, then somewhere with a nice but laid-back atmosphere for a drink nearby.
Was thinking Employees Only but that place is always packed and hard to hear anything. Anyplace else that's less of an it-place but still good? We've been to Dublin a bunch, and Bar & Books is also out b/c I don't feel like smelling like a cigar. But along those lines...don't want to travel too far. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks!