Family coming to town..
My parents and brother (16) are coming to visit. I'm looking for a reasonable priced restaurant ($15-20 a plate), and they aren't very adventurous. They like Italian, French, American, but no Indian, anything Asian, Himalayan, etc. Any suggestions??
Would also be open to ideas for activities!
not sure where you want to go, but here are a bunch:
Il Vagabondo (italian with bocce court inside; which they may find charming)
l'express- busy, loud, frech bistro; great for people watching
Paul and Jimmy's - Red sauce italian, warm, quiet..
Brasserie 360 - French Bistro
Petite Abeille - Belgian
Marseille - French Bistro
Flex Mussles (only if you love them)
The redhead - cool LES joint. Great food and scene - known for their fried chicken, cocktails...every thing on the menu of fantastic actually...
Motorino for great pizza.
The Smith (regular american)
I have to disagree with this rec. Aside from being in a pretty uninteresting part of town (around the corner from my office), I think this place has really horrible food. I have only been for lunch, but this place has officially ruled off of our list for possible work lunches (and believe me the offerings are already quite slim around here), because of the way overcooked pasta and horrible service that we have gotten there this year.
We've never had a "bad" meal there and it has always been very reasonably priced. Around the corner on 38 St is Rossini's for upscale pricey Italian.
I live in Murray Hill and have to agree Murray Hill is pretty boring. Then again, there are many great restaurants that I can walk to.