Times Square Dinner - non-tourist, reasonable price
I have convention this weekend at the Marriot Marquis...I live in CT and am in NYC often. I am looking to take my co-workers somewhere different in walking distance. We've been to Becco, Carmines, Virgils, Ruby Foo's in the past...what else is good that's not real fancy, overpriced, or a 2 hour wait in the area? Thanks in advance!
The places you've previously chosen are actually extremely popular with tourists. But, then, it really is hard to avoid tourists when dining out in the Times Square area. That said....
Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av., is a favorite of mine and many other Hounds. Well-prepared homestyle Italian fare served by a friendly, capable staff. Attractive decor and nicely-spaced tables make dining there very pleasant. Moderate prices, and they accept reservations.
Why not take a walk over to 9th Avenue. There are plenty of interesting restaurants from 46th street to 52nd street on the Avenue. There is Island burger and shake, Renaissance diner and a host of others. You will not be dissappointed.
My family likes Saigon 48 on W 48th street-- good Pho and a great lunch deal. Better than a hole in the wall and nice wait staff.
I often eat at Marseille as previously mentioned or Joe Allen's.
9th Ave. does have a whole host of restaurants of just about every ethnicity you can think of.