im looking for recs in a 10 block radius of 56th & 1st (walking distance). my bro and italian wife are visiting from bologna so no italian. i work in china so absolutely no chinese food. either solid bistro fare or something ethnic. hoping to spend about $40-45/pp. my dad suggested mama mexicano but if memory serves me correct, its pretty expensive for what it is and also too sceney- it will be a friday.
one other thing- im picking up my girlfriend at jfk (8pm arrival) and i figure i have to leave by 730 so we should start eating by 6 (recommended resto should be serving at 6)