Dear Fellow Hounds, and especially Nina W (how is it that you know so much about so many places??):
I need to take out a group (6 of us) for dinner near work (Broadway at Wall, financial district. Vine and Bayard's are too pricey. 14 Wall disappoints. Les Halles is... noisy, slow etc. It's in 2 weeks on a Friday-- if the weather were decent we'd walk to Tribeca, but can't count on that.
Has to be decent food and atmosphere, but not stuffy or formal!