Will be visiting NYC from LA with my partner and our 11-year old daughter. Looking for something warm and inviting with ambience and friendly service/atmosphere for an early but leisurely dinner. Don’t want to break the bank ($50 pp). Smaller, intimate is probably preferred. Open to many cuisines-- French, Italian, Japanese and beyond. Eva and The Simone are on my radar.
Go to The Simone.
Fits your criteria and if you call ahead the restaurant will take care of all your needs.