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Nov 10, 2010 11:52 AM

Inexpensive, fun, casual date. PLEASE suggest.

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.

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  1. 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

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    First date restuarant recs?

    Kuma Inn
    113 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

    Back Forty
    190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

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

      1. 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. 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.

          157 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002