Looking for a fun lunch place to take daughter to for 14th bday?
What kind of food/ experience would your daughter like and how much do you want to spend for the lunch.
Mid range prices, nothing extremely fancy
What does "mid-range" mean to you in US dollars?
What is your daughter's style? What sort of ambience would impress her? :)
nywhiz has given nice recommendations for Midtown, though, if your daughter would be more wowed by a "cool" restaurant, you'd probably be better off taking her someplace downtown.
Some posters to the forum get a little put off when we ask what one's budget is (i.e., how much do you really want to spend per person? instead of a "range"). NYC has over 20,000 restaurants and what's "expensive" to one person is "not expensive" to another. "Mid-range" could mean $15 per entrée or it could mean $50 per entrée. This is why it's difficult to make recommendations if you don't give us a little more information.
Another way to put it is, with just your daughter and you, how much do you want to spend for lunch? $40? $50? $100?
One thing many folks don't know (or forget) about NYC is that we have nearly 9% tax on prepared foods, and then for sit-down service, a tip of at least 15 percent (very low), but usually 20%, should be added. So the meal that's $50 will really be about $65, and the meal that's $100 will come out to about $129.
The HR I think "average" food is generous. No different than a basic diner. Although your daughter might like the decor if she hasn't been to Hard Rock before. Our daughters at that age likedTao - which has over the top oriental decor and quite nice pan asian cuisine - but it not cheap.