Not pretentious, not smarmy, not a steakhouse.
Lively without being loud with a good bar. Food need not be that great.
What I'm NOT looking for is Houston's, Chamberlain's, Ferrari's, or Jaxx and if you're advising an Asian place, which may not be a bad idea, give me a 2nd choice as well.
I'm a restaurant idiot when it comes to anything north of 635.