Traveling to NYC with a group of college seniors in the next weeks and am looking for a reasonable place to have dinner on a weekday (Tuesday) night. We will be in Chelsea prior to dinner, but can certainly travel a reasonable distance for the meal. Type of cuisine isn't particularly important, am just looking for something relatively tasty in a place that will allow for some conversation between students and quite recent alums. Budget would be around $40 a person, if that seems reasonable. Likely not too much drinking to be had (at least not until the professor has left the group, I imagine).
any suggestions/comments would be much appreciated. thanks in advance.