Budget dinner for foodies
It's all about the food. Under50 bucks ... For the food. Is it possible?
Of course it's possible, but you'll have to be much more specific. In general, the choices will be more ethnic (Chinatown, midtown Szechuan, Indian, mid-Eastern, even Katz' Deli) but there are also some small Italian (Bianca) that'll make the cut.
Plus are you saying foodie as in hunting down local/ethnic eats or finding high end chow?
I'm assuming you mean the expensive stuff but not 100% sure.
Ok when I go to manhattN we eat at places like nougat one of wild edibles or sakajura ... Really great food with a little creativity and I meant food for one person less than 50. Yes I know those others are higher no I don't want Italian or Cous Cous or Vietnam .. Thai I like but it has to be something special
Sushi yasaka on uws was recently praised here for their $45 omakase
It looks like you enjoy seafood- grand central oyster bar for a few oysters and a pan roast would be in budget- avoid the rest of the menu though.
Aquavit has a $42 pre-fixe lunch featuring seafood:
Walk up and down 8th or 9th in/around Hell's Kitchen.
Bunch of ethnic joints that are worth exploring, and non will really bust the 50 barrier (assuming it's 50/person).