Or within 10 blocks--North or South...
I am having dinner with old and new friends after work tomorrow. We are on budgets but want to be able to have a drink or two, eat a good meal and relax and chat without being hurried. Some of us are out of work. I would like to use Penn as the point of area definition so some of us can easily come and leave via LIRR.
No particular cuisine other than good but not too spicy or heavy.