I am meeting a friend I haven't seen in over a year for dinner this week. I work at 43rd and Madison, he will be coming in on the 7 from LIC. Even though I work here, I rarely eat dinner in this area and I brown bag my lunch. I am clueless. I am looking for a place that is not overly expensive, but not a hole in the wall and has a lively atmoshpere for a Wed or Thurs night, but a good place to talk and catch up. I am not particularly in the mood for any Asian food (too much last week), and having great italian on Friday, so I'd prefer to avoid it for this meal...other than that I am open to anything. Oh, anywhere on the walk from GCT to Penn would be fine too. Thanks in advance!