I guess I could hide this on a number of other threads, but it might get more of a run as a separate topic.
Sparked by thinking about Betony. How many upscale, but not super high-end openings have we seen in Manhattan over the last three to five years (not by Michael White)? We can debate the distinction, of course, but I note that Betony keeps all entrees under $40. That's what I'm thinking of (although I'm not concerned about outliers like a fancy steak for two).