Nice place after Landmark Sunshine cinema on Houston
To take my folks to, I need a nice white-tablecloth restaurant near the movie, on Houston (the cinema, not necessarily the restaurant). But not Asian (I've been feeding them Asian all week). Thanks
What exactly do you mean by white tablecloth? There are some good restaurants around there, but the East Village/LES isn't exactly the best neighborhood for formal dining. What's your travel range?
How 'bout Basso Est on Orchard near Houston?
I wouldn't have any problem taking my parent there. Good food and very friendly service.
Tenement is nearby. It's solid, not mindblowing, but has a nice vibe. For a bit of a walk consider Falai or Frankie's Spuntino both on Clinton.
EDIT: If by white tablecloth you really mean fancy shmancy, these might not be my recommendations. they are all good, but they all have the feel of repurposed LES spaces-- great service and food, but definitely "downtown" in nature.
I really like Max on Ave. B btn 3rd & 4th Street.
Great italian homemade pastas. Killer ambiance. But not white-tablecloth.
Doesn't matter though...you don't need it!