Since I live in Manhattan, I've been casually given the rather thankless job of finding a dinner reservation for 10 ppl for Dec 23 near the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The group is from a rather conservative Italian NJ family, and includes my soon-to-be father in law, who would like to keep it at about $50/head. As mentioned, since I live in Manhattan, I tend to avoid Times Square for food, and particularly around the holidays, so I am at a bit of a loss.
Thank you so much for your help!
PS I wanted to do Esca, but they don't do parties larger than 6, per the reservationist I spoke to.
402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036