HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
What's your latest food project? Share your adventure
TELL US

Inexpensive, fun, casual date. PLEASE suggest.

a
Andrassebestyen89 Nov 10, 2010 11:52 AM

I'm taking my friend out tomorrow (Thursday) night around 6PM. I'm looking downtown (lower east side, soho, tribeca, and everything lower).

I'm looking for good, but inexpensive food in a fun place for young people. Cheap drinks would be GREAT. My budget for 2 main courses as many drinks as possible would be about $80-90. All cuisines are fine, preferable not italian though. All asian good too. Something fun and exciting would be nice, I know the budget is rough.

Thanks so much.

  1. k
    keeca Nov 10, 2010 02:16 PM

    How about Macondo? Fun Place, you can get a bunch of sharing plates, and you they have pitchers of their really fun cocktails for $28

    I also second Barrio Chino as a great spot with fun drinks.

    -----
    Macondo
    157 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

    1. s
      selenster Nov 10, 2010 01:29 PM

      what's a "cheap drink" to you? i am fairly certain i had some decent cocktails (i'm not a fancy lady, so it was really just ketel & soda) and good eats at congee village in chinatown/LES.

      barrio chino for mexican?

      -----
      Barrio Chino
      253 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

      Congee Village
      100 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

      1. e
        edwardspk Nov 10, 2010 01:21 PM

        How about Mercadito? Great baja tacos and a Tres Citricos margarita that'll knock your socks off. Casual, fun environment, too, and affordable.

        1. k
          kathryn Nov 10, 2010 12:28 PM

          Kuma Inn, perhaps? It's BYOB. Kind of neat in that it's on the 2nd floor, you might miss it if you didn't know it was there. Thai-Filipino small plates.

          Also Back Forty has $10 cocktails and happy hour specials.

          Best date spots under $50 not including drinks
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/736915

          Favorite restaurants for meals/drinks under $100 for 2?
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/741958

          First date restuarant recs?
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/736223

          -----
          Kuma Inn
          113 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

          Back Forty
          190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

          Show Hidden Posts