Oh the holidays. Getting together with long lost friends with pretty poor taste in restaurants. They are pretty picky, want something cheap, but lots for their money. fun drinks don't hurt. Right now they want to go in midtown where the martinis are 2 for one but I am sure the crowd will be DOA.
Anyway, can anyone suggest a place that has small dishes - Tapas or solid Apps and a good scene? Nothing too "exotic" - they won't do indian or sushi - maybe thai. The less expensive, the better.
Preferably downtown or Meatpacking.