Am meeting some old friends next Friday night. One of our group is driving from work on LI to home in NJ and takes the midtown tunnel. To make the driver's life easy, we need a place not too far off his route. I'm coming in from MA, so I have no clue as to what neighborhood makes sense. Most of the others are on the west side, UWS HK, or coming in by train from CT or NJ.
Need a place that's good for conversation. Not $$$$. At least one of the eaters is not overly-ambitions, sigh. We met once for Korean, and I think it was too challenging for her. One of us eats no meat or poultry. Next night my wife and I are at Marseille, so no French or bistro..
Food is important, but so is the ability to be comfortable talking, What do you hounds think? Thanks.