Birthday dinner on a budget
My friend is taking out out for my birthday, but lost her job recently so she can't spend much. She's not a very adventurous eater, so no Asian or any places that serve lots of beef. She lives in the East Village, which would be okay for me, or any downtown, Gramercy, Village places. Would like it to be someplace with a nice atmosphere, since it is my birthday. Any thoughts? Thanks!
Monica, OP mentioned "no Asian or any places that serve lots of beef. "
Am I reading Black Tree's menu wrong . . .beef, rabbit, pig? Am I missing something?
Black Tree decor looks a lot like Good World Bar and Grill (now closed, close to Canal, around the corner from Bacaro).
"Can't spend much" is of no help. How much for food only, before drinks, tax and tip? Help us help you.
Too bad NO Asian, Chinatown would be perfect for a tight budget. Ginger scallion chicken in a place without atmosphere is about $5.
It's in the EV. They have a $35 prix fixe (3 courses) from 6-7 pm. Not adventurous eater friend could have pizza or pasta for $15.
Brunch or lunch might be even better for the budget.
Or celebrate your birthday and her next career move with a prosecco or Coming Up Roses cocktail ($13) and some chocolate bunuelos ($9) at Rayuela (LES).
i like having my bday at Bar Pitti...it's casual and delicious Tuscan...you can construct a perfectly filling and yummy 4-course meal by 2 people sharing one starter/pasta/entree/dessert...(cash only though)...