What to wear for eating out in NY [moved from Manhattan board]
May sound a stupid question, but whats the general dress code around the city for eating at night? Sorta place we plan to eat is probably around $10-$30 for a main course so not up market. Any advice on this and some good restaurants to try for pre theatre would be great.
that is quite a range. a $10 entree would mean one thing, while a $30 is another category entirely.
Just don't wear t-shirts or anything athletic-y like track pants or team logo sweats that make it look like you just came from the gym (unless you're at a bar I guess). no one will not let you in, epecially in times sq, but you'll just look like a tourist.
Agreed. Jeans are accepted at most places in the city. On an average day (granted, an average day here does not equal an average day elsewhere in the US - haha), I wear jeans, a sweater and boots don't have a problem.
For the price range you mention, you will generally be let in anywhere without much fuss.
Then again...going to a $30 entree place can easily translate to a $200 bill if you also get apps and drinks and dessert. Though, jacket-only places will alwasy tell you so when you make the reservation, so please don't stress! Enjoy!