Underground/ Hip/ Cheap dinner spots?
Meeting two NYC friends for dinner tomorrow. They love trendy places like Mission Chinese and slow food restaurants. Any good similar restaurants? Also underground restaurants w/ unique experiences are a plus. However, we have a limited budget (less than $20 a person, the cheaper the better).
You're not going to find many trendy slow food places at that price, unfortunately. But here are some good ones that might meet one category or the other:
Xi'an Famous Foods (the Bayard St location will be less crowded / has more seating than the St. Mark's location)
Pok Pok Phat Thai
Spicy Village (fka Henan Flavor)
...or grab a few tacos at the Tacos Morelos cart on 2nd & A, and take 'em to the bar across the street.
You could theoretically do Mission for that price, since everything is served family-style. Wouldn't leave much budget for drinks, though.