I am bringing my Italian cousin who has never been to North America to New York City for a long weekend and I am hoping to visit a variety of restaurants that will give him a taste of the US. I love Lupa (even though it's Italian) so already have a reservation there and we are planning to go to the Jazz Standard and have BBQ from Blue Smoke while catching a show. Looking for other suggestions preferably between downtown and midtown that are reasonably priced (under $40 entrees) and would represent a variety of American food. Some thoughts/examples were Mesa Grill (southwestern), maybe soup dumplings somewhere in Chinatown, definitely Katz for smoked meat sandwiches...other ideas??
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