Dinner near the F line
I am meeting two friends for dinner (tuesday) who both live near the F line (one coming from Brooklyn, the other from Jamaica). I need recs for dinner near F stops in Manhattan. i would prefer between 23rd and West 4th, but will go uptown or downtown for must-eats. I am looking for something cheap to moderately priced with at least a decent atmosphere. Any type of food is fine.
You might consider the Second Av stop... use the 1st Av exit and you will be in the middle of a pullulating plethora of restaurants. Prune and WD 50 are the most famous, but there are so many. Basso Est, Paladar, Congee Village, Schiller's, just stroll along Eldridge, Ludlow, Orchard, Allen or Clinton.
You could try RUB, bbq on 23rd between 7th and 8th, or Bar Veloce, wine bar and panini, on 7th Ave, around 20th street or so. And at the W4th streets stop, you're not far from Ditch Plains seafood, which I like (especially the mussels, and the anchovy salad) but the other opinions seem to be mixed.
4th St Stop: Las Ramblas (Spanish tapas) on W 4th; all the places on Cornelia St including Home (comfort), Po (Italian pasta), Pearl (seafood), Le Gigot (French bistro) etc; head toward NYU and there's Monte's (old-school red sauce), Lupa (Roman trattoria), Choga (Korean), Arturo's (pizza), Ushi Wakamaru(sushi); for bare bones, cheap but good there's Roll & Dough (Chinese bings) on 3rd St, Pio Maya (Mexican), Ony (ramen).