I'm heading up to NYC and taking a friend out to dinner for the first time. We're in our mid/late 20s, so nothing too fancy, intimate, or outrageously priced (a place with entrees in the $20 to low $30 range would be perfect) is preferred. As far as type of food, anything Italian, Asian/Pan Asian, American, Mediterranean, or Spanish would all work. Restaurants in West Village, Chelsea, Soho,Tribeca, and Upper West Side are preferred.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations that you feel would be a good date spot.