A coworker and I are going to start having weekly dinner/drinks meetings after work about a non-work project. Our office is on 57th between 8th and 9th, and we're looking for a restaurant or bar nearby that's moderately priced (low 20's for entrees tops) and casual enough to bring out a laptop and meet without feeling like we're bugging other patrons. Bars are okay, but we need good food (not just bar food).
Any suggestions much appreciated. THANKS!