EOS -- sleak and greek.
FEZ -- fun if you don't mind a bit of an identity crisis (sib of SOHO rest)
Barcelona -- small plates and smart
Not Con/Med, but fun with a metro vibe:
g/r/a/n/d. Their tuna pizza app the best in the entire city.
TAWA -- inspired by Tabla in the city... downstairs in the breadbar is fun.
Hey, metrogirl, you never reported back on your birthday bash. This time be kewl and give us some feedback about what you chose and how it was.
Barcelona - Spanish tapas restaurant. One of my favorite options for a girls night out. Usually order a couple pitchers of sangria, and go through various rounds of tapas.
Eos - Upscale Greek restaurant. Menu is unique for this area, and everyone I've brought there loves it.