Late-ish night dinner, driving from Manhattan to Danbury, CT?
I often find myself on my way home from Manhattan and hungry for dinner. Any suggestions for reasonable, safe, reliable, convenient, casual places that are open late and not far out of the way? Even diners are welcome.
My route is usually usually Henry Hudson (9A) > Cross County > Hutchinson > 684 > 84 > exit 5. Sometimes I take the Saw Mill instead. Looking at the map now, I see that I could also take the Bronx River for part of the trip without losing too much time. (http://goo.gl/maps/66PL)
Rosy Tomorrow's in Danbury (exit 2 off I-84) fits most of that (down rt 6 then you can catch 84 again at exit 4).
Reasonable - yes
Safe - yes (you may get a bar crowd later in the night but the dining rooms aren't in the bar)
Reliable - sure
Convenient - yes
Casual - yes
20 minutes (to me)... Is not out of the way for a good meal. Maybe throw a suggestion out Rich... which is actually more to the point of the OP's post.