I'll be attending a conference at the Marriott Marquis and am looking for great lunch and dinner spots. I am all about finding the great foodie friendly spots from dives and hidden gems to more fine dining (but not too fine as my state employee per diem won't cover much and I don't want to spend too much out of pocket). I'll eat anything but will be traveling with a colleague who is a vegetarian, so places with vegetarian options are particularly welcome. Restaurants within walking distance are preferred, but a short cab ride works, too. We won't have a car, so we can't venture too far.
I'll also be connecting with an Atlanta area friend and would love a rec for a good dinner place that doesn't necessarily need to be near my hotel. When I was in town last, we went to Gunshow. It was great, and I wouldn't mind going again but am looking for other possibilities.
Oh, and does anyone know how far General Muir and the other restaurants of the General Muir owners are from the Marriott Marquis? I'd love to try and get to one of their restaurants as one of the owners is a childhood friend.
Thanks in advance!