I'm looking for a nice, classy restaurant with not-too-weird food, within a four or five blocks of Grand Central Terminal. We'll be having an early dinner on Friday. Dad seems to like standard red-check Italian fare, preferably washed down with Pinot Grigio, but we'd like to suggest something subtly better this time. Perhaps a bistro or brasserie, or even a more casual cafe, or a not-too-faux trattoria-type place, or a not-too-expensive steakhouse, if there is such a thing (Patroon, I think, is just beyond our price range for this particular dinner). Any ideas?