We will be bringing my daughter, her sister and two of their friends to New York for her 18th birthday. We are looking for a restaurant for a birthday dinner. My daughters aren't picky - the friends a little more so. I'm thinking maybe $35(ish) a person, although that isn't written in stone and we can go higher or definitely lower. Italian would be great, because it is something that almost everyone likes. Steak would also be good.
They don't want anything too stuffy or formal. Fun with good food will be the order of the evening.
We will be staying between 5th and 6th on 55th. Proximity to our apartment is a plus but definitely not necessary.
Thanks so much for help and suggestions!