We had a friend visit us from Spain these past 2 weeks and this Friday is his last night in our beloved city. He's never become accustomed to the prices here so I'm looking for a place that will:
1) Exemplify New York and be better than what he can get in Spain/Europe.
2) Be under that $20/person mark
3) Be nice enough so we can sit and chat comfortably.
I've taken him to Patsy's in Spanish Harlem for that one-of-a-kind coal oven pizza, swung him by K-town for some BBQ at Kang Suh, and blew him away with dim sum at Ping's. Now I'm stuck. I figured French, Italian, and Spanish are pretty much out of the equation since the man does live in Europe. I've considered El Paso Taqueria in Spanish Harlem but the nasty weather took that out of the running (no AC). Katz's and Corner Bistro have been considered but I don't know how conducive those places are to leisurely conversation.
Thanks in advance.