Dinner near GCT?
A dear friend is coming in from CT for Friday dinner and had suggested the following: Cafe 50 West, Alma Grill & Capitol Grille. I've not been to any of these, and since baby #2 get out less frequently and don't want to waste a meal out on mediocrity. She is not an adventurous eater, and doesn't care for fish or cheese. Sigh. Any suggestions? I'd like to keep it nearish Grand Central in order to maximize our time together. A non-child friendly place is swell as for once I will have none with me!
Of the three you mention, the only one I've heard of is Capitol Grille, and I believe it's a chain steakhouse.
My pick in that area would definitely be Convivio, fka L'Impero. Though I've yet to go to Convivio, we had two superb dinners at L'Impero since Chef Michael White took over there, and all reports thus far about Convivio are that his cuisine remains top-notch! Plus, Italian is always a good choice for non-adventurous eaters. The decor has been changed, and from photos I've seen, it's very attractive. Convivio is located on Tudor City Pl., b/t 42nd & 43rd Sts. The website is still under construction, but the menu is on MenuPages.
Enjoy and Buon Apetito!