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visitor wants one perfect (and cheap) dinner


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visitor wants one perfect (and cheap) dinner

edamame | Feb 20, 2007 10:46 AM

Struggling to come up with a dinner restaurant for 4 for this weekend. We're visiting NY and want to try someplace new to us. Criteria:

-not too trendy, quiet enough for catch-up conversation
-but fun, happy
-chowish. delicious. feels like a new york find. makes us sad not to live in ny. tastes that stay with you.
-budget (don't know exactly, but cheaper=better and I don't want to propose a place that is much more than 15-20 an entree. dirt cheap would be acceptable too.)
-vegetarian friendly (need not be vegetarian but can be)
-not ethiopian, mexican, pizza, thai or chinese, they've been nixed. absolutely anything else. ethnic hole in the wall or locally-grown, seasonal produce new american kind of place--though i imagine the former is more in our budget.
-my inclination is to want to be downtown (maybe have some il laboratorio after dinner) but am willing to go anywhere for the right place.

thanks in advance!

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