Dinner Rec's please - Very Specific
my bf is coming into town on friday (haven't seen him for 2 weeks - long distance sucks!) and we want to "splurge" a bit (for us) and go out to a nice dinner. Any recommendations for a good restaurant for Friday night in the East Village or Lower East Side that will take reservations for 10:30pm and will come to about $100 for the two of us, including drinks and a tip? It doesn't necessarily have to be romantic, but good food is definitely a requirement! He suggested upscale mexican (Mercadito?) or (thinking out loud) what kind of a chance would I have of getting into Supper on Friday night at this time, as I know they don't take reservations?
Any and all rec's are greatly appreciated!
Hi there! Sounds fun...I would check out: Pylos (very romantic, Greek restaurant), Lavagna (intimate Italian that is WAY BETTER than Supper, IMO), Barrio Chino (unique upscale Mexican with fantastic food and margaritas).
I would def do Max. The food is really good and it's cheaper than most of the suggestions already made. BUT the setting is still really nice. Rustic italian setting and if it's nice out, garden in the back.
I love Apizz though -- that is my first choice for sure. Their gnocchi is to die for. So is the lasagna.
Should also try Freeman's.