Monica Di Natale has written a book titled "365 Guide". The book details dining bargains in Manhattan that are not commonly known to the public. A $7 cocktail at Trump Tower, a $3 empanada in Hell's Kitchen, and a free hamburger with beer at a local bar.
DiNatale spent three years dining out seven days a week. The well researched bargain gastronome, still boasts a lithe figure despite her random sampling of the best for less.
The book is concise and well organized, making it easy to find a restaurant of choice in a favored neighborhood. Don't expect to spend more than $7 for a glass of wine or $20 for an entree with wine. This is not about five star. It is about $5.
However, low prices do not equal low quality or atmosphere. Trust her guidance and let your fingers do the walking to the next best meal that does not require a bank loan.