i'm looking for recommendations for a nice graduation dinner for 5. looking in the $40/pp range, so nothing too fancy. parents aren't big drinkers, so wine, etc. isn't that important. graduation is going to be at columbia, so west side--uptown or downtown--would probably be more convenient.
no mexican, indian or african food. nothing too adventurous for the 'rents, but not blah standard-American-fare either. we celebrated my father's 60th birthday with a lunch at lupa over the summer and that was a big hit ...