I'm going up to see an off-Broadway musical and want to find somewhere to eat beforehand that
1) is good;
2) isn't typical burger-and-fries or chain restaurant eating (Italian? Brazilian? Russo-Ethiopian? whatever fascinating places exist); and
3) won't bankrupt me (I'm paying an unbelievable $30 for my ticket, and am hoping to keep my meal as close to that as possible, if not lower).