The Fi-Di seems to have a pub-style place on every corner, but I wonder if the lunch food at any of them is noteworthy. Most seem to have the same predictable British-Isles-plus-American-bar-food menu. I can practically hear the Sysco truck backing up to most of them: there's wings, nachos, a middling burger, some shepherd's pie and fish-n-chips.
Are there any that stand out in any (good) way food-wise? I am interested in a place that serves beer for the purposes of this inquiry, so the worthwhile sandwich shops (La Grassa's, Falafel King, etc.) aren't quite what I'm looking for.
I spend most of my lunch breaks in Chinatown, and I already know the virtues of Silvertone and jm Curley (and Stoddard's on Thursday and Friday). I'm thinking more of the Financial District proper, let's say east of Washington Street. Any thoughts?