Dinner Monday night near Ground Zero - suggestion?
Any suggestions? My wife and I will be having dinner with my brother. He's not a foodie, so we're looking for something fairly upscale with good straight-forward food. We're looking for higher than a pub, but lower than somewhere you would feel the need for a sport coat.
Are you willing to travel a little bit? Because there aren't much to choose from near Ground Zero other than Les Halles (a french bistro that has very inconsistent food and service). However, if you are will to go to W. Broadway (a few blocks), then there are Landmarc and Upstairs at Bouley. If you go south to Stone Street there is Smorgas Chef for Scandanavian food. At South Street Seaport there is MarkJoseph Steakhouse. Of course there are some "old" standbys like Delmonico's, Faunces Tavern. Other than that most of the places are small joints for pizza or ethnic food.