Greetings, NYC 'hounds! The hubby and I are making a pit stop in NYC on our way to CT for 4th of July. We have two kids, ages 9 and 11, and are staying at the Hilton at Rockefeller Ctr. We would greatly appreciate any and all recommendations on a dinner destination. Here are the pertinent details:
1. Our 11 yr old son has been nicknamed Mr. Meaty. The kid loves any and all things from the meat and fish food group. Simple preparation is best, although he has shown some interest in Asian and Indian flavors.
2. Our 9 year old daughter is still happy ordering off the kids' menu. Her usual order is either pizza, fried chicken, or more recently, a hamburger. Fries are practically a must (although they may be excused in the presence of pizza).
3. My husband and I want a place that uses great ingredients without mucking them up, a decent wine list, nice atmosphere, and maybe a little sense of imagination. Music is a plus. We'd like to keep the bill reasonable.
Any thoughts for us? Ideally, we'd find a comfortable neighborhood place with wood-grilled pizzas, burgers, some casual, but inspired entrees and fun wine list. Oh, and if there were live music playing, we might just blow off CT and stay a while. ;)