We often visit NYC and have a great time trying different restaurants and rely heavily on what I read on this board.
Another couple is traveling from the south to join us for a long weekend. We are having a difficult time agreeing on where to dine. I recommended Babbo's for a special evening but was told "I want the best value in NYC, not the most expensive place that excels in putting the weirdest looking plate of food in front of their diners. I'm not impressed. Ya'll need to dumb down the trip for a couple of southerners." His words not mine -- we've been to Babbo and had a great meal.
Okay, I get it. They aren't foodies, but we are. Any suggestions for some places that might appeal to both couples without breaking the bank. Oh yeah, and he refuses to change for dinner so jeans/casual dress is also a must.