My parents are staying in Times Square and have asked me for some recommendations on restaurants for dinner. As a Southerner I don't know New York well, so I come to y'all (see, told you).
Italian or Asian (Thai, Indian, etc.) are what they like. They're somewhat well-travelled, so I want them to have a good experience.
A fairly casual atmosphere is desired, along with sane prices (I'm thinking $10-$25 entrees). I'm sure my dad would appreciate a good beer selection.
The Chowhounds have never let me down. By the way, I seem to remember that a Jacques Imo's (originally in NOLA) was supposed to open in NYC. Did that ever happen? If so, how is it?