Mid-range midtown restaurant suggestion for semi-formal dinner
I would like to dine with 2 other people in a semi-formal (i.e. no more formal than Telepan/ Nougatine), spend about $45-50 a person without alcohol, in a restaurant that serves good food and is close to midtown west (i.e the location of places such as Telepan and Nougatine are fine, Perry Street is probably not). I cannot think of such places - either way more casual places come to mind, or the Telepan / Nougatine range (which is slightly pricier), and would appreciate suggestions on this.
I should add that the location is not a binding constraint, so please let me know if you think that I should just travel to Perry Street or some such place that offers good value (through their pre fixe). Union Square area is also ok.
Related question - Are there any interesting dinner pre-fixe promotions (similar price) at present, that anyone would care to recommend?
72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023
176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014
1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Bar Boulud's pre-theater prix fixe is $42.
Picholine also has a great bar menu. The prix fixe for three savory courses is $42, and dessert is an additional $10.
DB Bistro Moderne
55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023
120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020
1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Oceana serves a 3-course pre- and post-theater prix-fixe for $49.
dbBistro Moderne serves a 3-course pre-theater (5 to 6:60 p.m) prix-fixe for $45.
dbBistro photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623056360330/