"Better than a burger" - something w/ some atmosphere, good food (of course! cuisine is negotiable, just nothing too 'casual') - something midtown that would be open later (still serving dinner till maybe 1-2am). Good cocktails and/or wine list are definite +++
Also definite bonus if we're not squeezed in like sardines! :/
Not sure if anyone might have some recs but they're definitely appreciated!