Can you recommend a nice place to eat early dinner (5:30-6:30pm) near Union Square?
My boyfriend and I love to go there for the farmer's market and to enviously ogle at other people's dogs at the park, but we have never been able to find a good place to eat in the vicinity of US(we usually head to EV or Chinatown for that).
I will be going to the Union Square Theatre next week w/my mom however so we would like to grab a bite to eat beforehand not too far from 17th street.
Please recommened a sit-down place, with good food (any cuisine really), and moderate (<$20/main) prices.
There is a decent sit down Cuban spot on 17th street west of union square called Havana Central. I've just had the cuban sandwiches and plantains but there are other main dishes on the menu.
A few places within easy walking distance that might fit the bill:
Casa Mono(Irving & 17th) or Bar Jamon (next door)
Via Emilia (PAS and 19th)
Cafe Amiana (3rd and approx 19th)
Pain Quitodien (19th bet bwy and PAS)
A little further up, Bao Noodles (22 & 2nd).