Like most native NYers, I've spent most of my life avoiding Times Sq. and passing through only to switch trains or catch the occasional broadway show. Now, thanks to a new job, I find myself coming here every day for work. So I'm soliciting help from fellow chowhounds who know the area -- what are my best lunch options (dinner too, since I work late a lot)?
To narrow things down a bit, I'm generally looking for the quick/cheap/takeout kind of lunch, but a notch or two above pizza or fast food. I'm also interested in hearing about more upscale/sit-down places that are good for those days when a more leisurely lunch is in order.
Places in the area between 39th and 46th from 5th ave to 9th ave. are most convenient. Thanks in advance for your tips!