A friend is looking for a restaurant to have a business dinner tonight near 43rd and Thunderbird. After a poor experience at Basis last week, she is looking for an alternative. I was going to suggest Ninetta's, but they are closed on Mondays.
The restaurant doesn't need to be the highest of high end, but something more elegant than Carolinas would be in order. ;-)
Ideally, the location would be south of (or just north of) the 101, north of Dunlap, and east of 59th Ave/west of the 51, but points a bit south and east might also work.
I'll keep looking, but I appreciate any tips you can pass along.