Chowhounds: “Picky eater challenge” - thanks in advance!
“Picky eater challenge” (dinner for four, 9/19/09)
Friend 1. The birthday girl (guest of honor): doesn’t like sushi, indian or any asian food types – nothing too inventive (simple palate)
Friend 2. Fairly easy to please (bit of a foodie) but would prefer somewhere fairly new and trendy
Friend 3. That’s me – I just want everyone to get along. Would also like a place that has an extensive drink list with fun cocktails.
Friend 4. Don’t know her preferences, but interesting décor doesn’t hurt.
Location: prefer in Manhattan and below 42nd Street
Price range: would prefer average entrees at $15-26
Thanks in advance!
Doesn't get simpler than this.
(you can order Birthday Cake off their dessert menu)
Check out the cocktail/dinner menus
okay, how about Stanton Social? or Hudson Cafeteria? it's not downtown, but seriously, something's gotta give here. she's really limiting the options with her anti-ethnic palate because most of the places that have the vibe you're looking for serve Asian or Latin food.
one more thought - LevantEast at Thor? dinner at the restaurant, and then you can have drinks at the lounge - 105 Riv.