I am meeting family friends whose daughter is applying to the drama department at NYU for dinner this friday. Her mom asked for a restaurant that is "fun, funky, and pre-college" (whatever that means). Not terribly expensive, like a nice version of a college student restaurant I guess. I was thinking of someplace in the meatpacking district? Is the Highline that bad? or maybe soho? Balthazar- is that too expensive for "pre-college"? Any other ideas? It is a group of 7 total.