I moved away from New York about two years ago, and my NYC restaurant encyclopedia is starting to fail me. I've searched a bunch on this board but can't find quite what I'm looking for...
Anyway, I need to plan a dinner for 4-5 women (all in our 20s) that meets these requirements:
--Around $75 a person, including a drink / tax / tip.
--Celebratory atmosphere but doesn't have to be fancy. Casual but festive would be fine... We went to 'Inoteca on 24th street for this dinner last year, and Five Leaves the year before.
--1 person coming from Astoria and 1 from Williamsburg, so preferably on the East Side below 59th street
--One person is a vegetarian (not a vegan)
--Any cuisine is fine. We like to share small plates, and we all like American, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Mexican, Spanish, French...
Any ideas much appreciated... Thanks in advance!