Need recs for a midweek after-lecture dinner for about 7-8 grad students & faculty within 10 minute walk of NYU (Washington Square), any direction.
Our guest is Italian, so I'd like to avoid pizza and pasta: Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Indian, New American would be great. Wish list: no tapas, no steakhouses, no vegan, no overwhelming noise. Otto is (aside from the Italian problem) too loud for a (congenial) professional dinner. Otto's prices, however, are just what I'm looking for -- entrees under $15.
Thanks for any help!