Can anyone suggest some good casual dining options in Manhattan? Looking for places that have good food and that we can just stop in along our travels touring the city without having to dress up or make reservations ahead of time. Simple food done well is preferred to more upscale/complex dishes.
Specific neighbourhoods I'm interested in are the Union Square area, Midtown West (btwn W 49 St & W 59 St), Bryant Park area, West Village/Greenwich Village.
Thank you for any recommendations you can give.