In town for work with my boss and a senior colleague. Need a place for dinner Monday night - 3 people. After 8:30 p.m., but before 10:30 p.m. We are staying in midtown, but are open to traveling given how specific and last-minute the request is.
Ideally not too long of a wait - or even better, can still get a reservation (am I dreaming??). If a wait is required, a bar to wait in is nice.
Anything but sushi - not a "special occasion" place either. Preferably a place locals frequent.
We work in the hospitality industry in a senior capacity and are advanced foodies. Trying to avoid very expensive/very rich multi-course food.
Looking for great food and something different than we can get in Arizona or the West Coast. Spanish? Tapas? Italian? Latin? Moroccan? Literally open to everything.
One note - my boss is Italian and very much notices and appreciates good design - so preferably nothing too shabby, divey or ill-lit. :)