I will be heading into Manhattan soon for a bit of shopping. My mother has requested French food, but we will be in shorts and sneakers. The itinerary is Port Authority Bus Terminal, walk through Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patricks, Macy's, and back to the Bus Terminal. Could someone please suggest a French restaurant in the vicinity that we would meet the dress code for? I would prefer to avoid the commercial restaurants in Times Square - we can get most of those at home, and are looking for food we can't get here, which includes French food. Hoping to keep it around $30pp. Thank you.
Edit to add: I also just realized it is NYC Restaurant Week when we will be there. I searched that website, and Brasserie at 53rd and Lexington looks amazing, but I'm wondering if going a little fancier would still work as tourists. Blouse instead of tee, possibly pants rather than shorts depending on weather.