after thinking about the Balthazar typography situation, I’m always called to remind myself about Lucky Strike which has always carried a great downtown vibe, albeit a cozy hallway bar which opens to a warming back dining room.  I’ve had many a meal here with good friends, wine, coffee, cigarettes (when I smoked one and when New York let you smoke one).  Great hamburgers, bar steaks, and pastas.  It’s a conversational joint…keep talking.