Meet the parents
My boyfriends parents are coming in from London and will be meeting my parents. I need to find a nice spot for dinner 3 weeks out on a Friday. Nothing fancy but good food and place that you can be relaxed and carry on a conversation. My parents aren't adventurous on the food so more in the Italian / American restaurants. Thanks!
Any particular part of Manhattan?
I have to share this meet the parents story:
Back in the day my new girlfriend Lynn and I met my parents in Chinatown at Lin's Garden. We all liked Lin's and I miss their Lin's Garden Chow Fon so much.
I ordered the Cantonese crabs. While Lynn was eating a crab it broke apart and the claw hit my mother square in the forehead. OUCH!!
My parents decided they didn't like Lynn.
After 42 years Lynn and I are still close friends.
My parents don't talk to me much.
Thanks for letting me share.
It would help a lot if you could provide a price range. Food only, before tax and tip, as drinks can make it vary a lot. Exactly what does "nothing fancy" mean to you? A couple of suggestions already posted here (e.g. Ai Fiori) would be considered "fancy" by just about everyone. If you want casual and inexpensive, but with very tasty food, look into Da Andrea.
Maialino springs to mind - its not "fancy" but its still nice. It feels like a really good neighborhood spot, but is definitely a cut above. I know there have been some recent posts with less than glowing opinions, but we've had awesome food and great service every time.