A couple of friends and I are getting dinner tonight somewhere in Manhattan and I'm looking for recommendations. Everybody's coming in from Queens or Brooklyn, so location isn't essential - ideally something between midtown and SoHo. Price cap around $60pp including drink and tip.
In terms of the restaurant itself, I'd be open to any type of cuisine (tapas? thai? fusion? moroccan? seriously very open), but would like somewhere that would take a reservation (for 8ish) at short notice. Just someplace fun with great food and drinks.
I realize this is incredibly broad - just looking for inspiration. Many thanks for your help!