I'm going to be staying with a friend this weekend who lives at East 16th and Avenue C in Stuyvesant Town. I'm not that familiar with this area, but from the looks of things its near the East Village. I want something walking distance to where I will be...I'm willing to walk 15 minutes or so for great food!
I'm getting in around 8pm and will probably be looking for a good place for dinner. Chances are I'll be dining by myself, so I'm looking for a place where a woman in her late-20s can dine alone, (with a book) and not feel totally out of place. I'm not looking to spend more then $40-$50 total, including a glass of wine and maybe 2 courses.
I live in DC so I would love to find a type of cuisine not readily available to me. Asian (particularly Korean, noodles, Vietnamese, Fusion), Spanish, Italian, New American, great bistros etc. I'm taking a friend out to Stanton Social on Saturday night, so I don't want anything too similar to that.