I'm coming to NY from DC this weekend to take my little brother out for his 23rd birthday. He is a relatively new Manhattanite and a starving artist, so I'd like to treat him to a good dinner!
His apartment is close to Union Square and I will be staying in the Garment District, so I was hoping to stay in one of those neighborhoods - there will be three of us and I'd like to keep it around $50-$60 per head.
So far I've narrowed my list to Artisanal (he likes cheese); Blue Smoke (as a native Texan, I'm interested in Danny Meyer's interpretation of barbecue, but worried about mixed reviews); and Pipa, but any recommendations are welcome. We are not picky eaters.
Thanks so much!