Need UES rec for out-of-towners
I'm taking two friends visiting from India out to eat on the UES tomorrow night, and need a place that will (of course) be tasty, but also be fun and comfortable. Something in the $30-$40pp range would be ideal.
They're not foodies, so it doesn't need to be the best of the best; just a place where we'll have a good time, and which they'll enjoy. Fish or Vegetarian would be best, as I don't think they're big meat eaters.
For fish, Greek style, I like Ithaka -- 86th Street between 1st and 2nd
And for fish Italian style, you could try Trattoria Pesce Pasta -- 3rd Avenue between 87th and 88th
Both are moderately priced with pleasant, comfortable atmosphere.
There are lots of other good recommendations in this thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/510600