LAN on 3rd Ave is Japanese Fusion that fits your budget. It is more French than say Nobu or Morimoto. It also has a tasting menu that is quite a bargain.
Le Miu on 1st Ave is Japanese fusion as well run by ex-Nobu chefs. It is less French than LAN. I like LAN better, but LAN can be very noisy and crowded at dinner time.