any fun, cheap restaurants in midtown?
I recently returned to the 'behind the curtain' in the lobby of the Parker Meridien on 57th St. I had a bunch of Spanish guests, and my two fussy god-children (11 & 13), all of whom wanted a burger.
It was great. We went early enough that the line wasn't that long. The place is lively and fun, and the burgers were perfect.
For a young out-of-towner, this is a great Manhattan experience, and the fact that it is a 'secret' hideway adds to the adventure.
THe price for eleven of us (including several beers) was a generous $140! Hard to beat anywhere.
re: Sean Dell
For those unfamiliar with what Sean is talking about, it's the burger joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel. The menu comprises burgers (many of us think one of the best in NYC) with or without cheese, fries, jumbo pickles, brownies, beer, soda, water and shakes (except during the lunch hour, when they're too busy to make them). That's it. So if you want something else, don't go there.
Pete's Waterfront Ale House, on 2nd Avenue at 30th Street, a great bar with very good food, is a fun place to hang out.