Birthday Dinner in EVillage/ LES - for broke foodies
My friends always complain that they're broke. But we love food, and need a place to eat before a birthday party. It'll be like six girls, all late 20s early 30s. I'm up for anything, but so long as it can be relatively cheap. Foodie recs please!
I'm thinking of similar restaurants that I suggested to the teenager in the other thread, but was wondering if you guys had any better suggestions.
On my list is
Spitzer's Corner may work but there may be a wait for a table for 6 as it's pretty popular.
Degustation will not work for 6 people as it is a small restaurant and counter seating. Prices are reasonable but Degustation is NOT cheap eats.
Redhead may work but I think the prices might be a little high if your friends are truly broke. Mains run about $20.
Blue Owl has food? From their menu, it looks like only olives and cheeses?
Prune is probably out of your price range as well, and it's also quite small and cramped. I would not do a 6-top there unless you were in the lower level (there's a single large table downstairs) but you'll be isolated.
As for Rhong Tiam it is in the West Village not the East Village (you said you wanted EV/LES in your title). There used to be Rhong Tiam *delivery* using the Kurve kitchen but it was only delivery, not the sit-down part of Kurve. Also, Kurve is not doing so good these days (thousands of dollars in back rent, eviction notice, etc).
I haven't been to Mr Jones but I got the impression that it can get pricey quick.
I don't know these places, but what about Mogador? It's not expensive, consistently good, and has a convivial, festive atmosphere. I'm sure you've been there. What do you think?