The other week, I met some girlfriends from a previous job for drinks. First we went to Topsy's Bar - then we traveled over to Gaspar Brasserie, an adorable location around the block from my work in the Financial District.
It's a two-level restaurant and bar, with dining offered on the first floor and a more intimate bar area on the second-level. There's dark wood walls, rich, red leather seating, and bartenders that act like bartenders, not mixologists that you'll find at a lot of the bars in the city :)
If you're in the area - I highly recommend checking it out. We also split some fries, but I didn't have time to get a photo because we dove directly into them :)