Sunday Night Dining
We arrive in the city mid afternoon and are hoping to find somewhere that isn't manic, with good food and low prices e.g. less than $15 an entree (plus tax, tip, drinks).
We like american fare - especially steaks, burgers and BBQ, italian, french and pizza.
I expect by dinner time we'll be in the Madison Square gardens area but will have a subway pass and willing to travel anywhere in Manhattan.
We were thinking Otto - is it busy on a Sunday around 7pm? Any other recs?
You might as well forget steak because finding one for $15 -- at least, one that tastes good -- is near impossible.
For pizza, Co., on the corner of 9th Av. & 24th St., is not too far from MSG. I have no idea how busy it would be on a Sunday evening.
Photos of our pizza lunch at Co. can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157622373026991/
If you're looking for American fare, how about some excellent deli? Sarge's, located due east of the Garden, on 3rd Av., b/t 36th & 37th Sts., has superb pastrami.
For bbq, Daisy May's, a cafeteria-style spot, is on the corner of 11th Av. & 46th St.
I'm guessing that's an Irish bar and we have an abundance of those here in the UK! I always try to avoid British / Irish places when on vacation where possible otherwise I might as well stay at home!
Preference would be homestyle american fare - fried chicken, pot pie etc, Italian or BBQ if possible.