I am staying at the Double Tree in times square and will be vacationing with my folks.
Our focus will be seeing several shows, china town and a couple of the museums. We have all been to NYC many times before.
As far as location - anything in the Midtown/theater district, Gramercy park/flatiron, china town/little Italy, Greenwich village are all game. We are looking to do one nice meal around $50-$75 a person. Otherwise we aren't looking for a huge price tag, just some great food. We def. want an Italian place, Deli for sandwich, and a pizza place to grab a slice. Other than that we are pretty open to genre. No Indian, Vietnamese or Mexican (we're from Texas).
With trying to hit the theater every night we aren't going to want to wait too long for a table, but would totally make reservations if that's an option. Mom will want to be in the dining area not the bar.