I am taking my guy out for dinner in manhattan for his birthday in a couple of weeks. This is his first trip into the city and I want to take him somewhere awesome. I'd like the restaurant to be casual, fun, lively, quirky, not terribly expensive, and have amazing food. No vegetarian, no seafood. We might be willing to venture into Brooklyn as long as it's not too far - he's staying in the east village. Any suggestions?