I would like to dine with 2 other people in a semi-formal (i.e. no more formal than Telepan/ Nougatine), spend about $45-50 a person without alcohol, in a restaurant that serves good food and is close to midtown west (i.e the location of places such as Telepan and Nougatine are fine, Perry Street is probably not). I cannot think of such places - either way more casual places come to mind, or the Telepan / Nougatine range (which is slightly pricier), and would appreciate suggestions on this.
I should add that the location is not a binding constraint, so please let me know if you think that I should just travel to Perry Street or some such place that offers good value (through their pre fixe). Union Square area is also ok.
Related question - Are there any interesting dinner pre-fixe promotions (similar price) at present, that anyone would care to recommend?
72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023
176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014
1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023