I need a sceney lunch place for mine and my cousin's birthday.
She's turning 27, I'm turning 39.
I'm not gonna be happy, so the food better not push me over the edge.
She's no foodie by any means and is a picky and basic eater.
I'm an obnoxious food and wine guy.
Italian would work, but I'm going to Il Mulino with my wife later that night, so I'd prefer something else.
Downtown strongly preferred. I'm thinking Meatpacking District or SoHo (where I live).