hey ya'll . . . I'm looking for an American restaurant in midtown, trying to show a visitor from HK a good time in new york. friendly dinner, not particular romantic or date-like, but really good food. price is not necessarily an object, but seeing as I'm looking for a sort of casual place, something mid-priced.
what comes to mind can range from even the Burger Joint in Parker Meridien or Island Burger, to something like Mary's Fish Camp or even Mama's in the East Village or Schiller Liquor bar (LES).
so any suggestions? let me know . . .