I'm looking for recommendations for a place to go with my father (in from out of town) for dinner tomorrow. He wants to go somewhere with good to great food, and I'd like to have a nice meal, but at a younger/more casual place. In the past I've found this at the Clinton St restaurants (WD-50, 71 Clinton), but I don't want to repeat places with him.
If anyone can think of comparable places to these two, in terms of food and atmosphere, preferably below 23rd st (or in williamsburg if people thing something like Chickenbone Cafe is worthwhile), that would be most appreciated. Food could be new american/slightly asian/french bistro-y, or (in a totally different league) sushi. I'd like to not take him to anyplace that is tightly packed or too hustle-bustle.