Need to winnow the possibilities for a late (for a leftcoaster) dinner (9:15ish) on a Wednesday after flying and cabbing into NYC. Looking to stay within 10-12 blocks of lodging (W. 56th between 6th & 7th Aves.), and nothing too drawn out or stuffy after a long day of travel. Ideally something close, nice, relaxing, not dead at 9:30 on a weeknight, with really good food and some decent wines.
The Modern (bar room probably)
Town (balcony probably)
Thanks in advance for your help.