Where to take an 18yo girl from out of town
(not a date)
My niece visits once a year and im short on ideas. Shes done the sushi samba and pastis thing, I'm thinking more LES or Evill. Less sex in the city. Food type not important, no budget ... Just atmsphere and scene.
Most of the above suggestions are good - Public, Stanton Social, Pulino's (though Pulino's strikes me as more touristy than sceney)
Also: Beauty & Essex, WD-50, Balthazar (also touristy, but also NYC-sceney), Momofuku Ssam Bar (or Noodle Bar)
Venturing further West... Morimoto could be fun (skip the sushi though, stick to the composed dishes), Babbo if you can get an elusive reservation.
Asia de Cuba is more of a "midtown" scene, I wouldn't take an 18-year-old there. Beter to stick to below 14th St, IMHO.
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011
Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
Asia de Cuba
237 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
88 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Beauty & Essex
146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002