I'm meeting a friend for lunch in the city and I need a good spot, and I've been told to pick the restaurant. I rarely ever eat "nice" lunches in the city (it's usually grabbing a quick business lunch on the go, or else I'm out for a nice dinner). I have no clue where to eat, only a couple of neighborhoods where we like hanging out.
I'm not looking to spend more than $25-30 per person including beverages. I favor Italian, French new American. My friend is a big Asian fiend (particularly Indian and SE Asia), so we're pretty open to cuisine types.