My brother and I can't be with my mom on Mother's Day so we're going to celebrate with a dinner a few weeks later on 6/3. Would like to keep it around $40 a person for food only. Preferably Union Square, Flatiron, EV, Greenwich Village locale (Chelsea or W. Village is ok too).
Her preferences: likes Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, Tapas, plenty of veggie/fish options (she eats meat but not often), cozy, lively space (nothing too formal), wine/cocktails
I was thinking ABC Kitchen or Empellon Cocina? She/We tend to go to a lot of tapas places (small, sharable portions appeal to her) and she's liked Casa Mono, Alta, Tia Pol, Las Ramblas, Oleana (Boston) and Estadio (DC).