One night in the ‘Burg and looking for good eats other than Pierce’s? Let me be the third to recommend Paul’s. Yes, it’s pretty much a student-oriented dive, but they serve great food on the cheap. I lived in a dorm right across the street for 2 years and know the menu forwards and backwards. [:p] The subs are uniformly generous and savory and Paul’s has really good gyros, souvlaki, and the best spaghetti alio olio in town.
Next door, you’ll find the Leafe. They’ve retooled themselves and became more gentrified a few years back (well, at least compared to previous years) with a new chef who seriously focused on elevating bar food. They offer up some surprisingly wonderful meals now. Along with a great beer selection, it’s a great night out for visitors.