Interesting food in Midtown?
Going to dinner with another couple. We are adventurous eaters, but I am pregnant now, so no sushi. I think the wife is vegetarian. Looking to spend around $50 pp, but have some flexibility in the budget. Any recs?
any of the yakkatori totto restaurants are great: yakatori soba, yakatori totto (they are on both E and W side), and some others (all same owner). they're izakaya (e-zawk-a-ya) so pub-like fair from grills, not sushi. the YT on the west side has a "make tofu at your table" dish that is SO good (you don't actually make it, it just sits there). YT soba has amazing noodles/broth.
Sofrito at 57th and 1st for good Puerto Rican cuisine and great bar.
Sofrito @ 400 East 57th St., New York, NY 212 - 754 - 5999.
Or Luna Piena for a great local place and excellent Italian.
Luna Piena Restaurant @ 243 East 53rd St., New York, NY 212 - 308 - 8882.
400 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022
Here are some ideas: Avra , Pampano, Fresco by Scotto
Fresco by Scotto
34 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017