Okay sure... we probably look like midwestern tourists but that doesn't mean we want to be treated like it! Prefer a place that isn't going to look down their noses at us just because we don't look like locals.
We will probably be staying near Times Square (I know... yuck) because we are huge theater fans and it's just so easy to stay near the theaters when you've got a show scheduled every night. However, location isn't terribly important as long as it's in Manhattan. Don't mind taking subway or taxi.
Looking for a place that is relaxed, casual, not pretentious, laid back, and quiet enough to be able to have a decent conversation. Would love to be able to linger over good drinks and good food. We like mixed drinks not wine or beer.