I'll be visiting New York from Boston in a few weeks, and am meeting a few friends for dinner on a Saturday night. There will be 4 of us - 1 is an extremely picky eater, the rest of us are fairly adventurous. The picky eater will do American, Italian, or Mexican, and I could maybe convince her to go for not-too-exotic Asian or other Latin American fare.
I'm looking for something basically between Houston and 30th streets; either side of town is fine. Our friends live in Gramercy, and we'll be going to a bar in the West Village later that evening.
Any ideas? Something affordable-ish would be great - I guess entrees in the $20s or so.
As someone who hasn't lived in New York in years, the options are pretty overwhelming. Thanks for any guidance!