I am meeting a work colleague for lunch next week, and I could use some advice. I say "colleague" because that is the PC term we use around the office these days, but he's definitely my superior. That being said, it is more of a social, "what have you been up to these days" lunch. He's told me to pick the place, but I don't know whether he, our company, or we as individuals will be paying, and I don't want to presume anything or look like I'm hoping to get a fancy schmancy meal out of it.
Anyway, I'm looking for an inexpensive (entrees not over $20, maybe a prix fixe option in the $20s range), non-stuffy, but non-fast-casual, non-hole-in-the-wall, restaurant that serves good, well prepared food and strikes the balance between offering a comfortable experience while not being overly formal. Also, so I don't impose too much on his time, I'd like it to be near our office in Rockefeller Center.
I did a search and came up with these options. Any thoughts (or additional suggestions) would be much appreciated.
Bar at the Modern
La Bonne Soupe
FWIW, right now I'm leaning towards Bar at the Modern... but I can be swayed. Thanks so much in advance.