We're going to be in NYC, near Times Square, on Friday and Saturday. Friday, pre-theater, we have reservations at Hells Kitchen. Saturday, we keep changing our minds. The recs we have from friends are
Florent and Trattoria Dopo Teatro
I don't mind leaving the immediate area of ts, since I'm thinking we'll just try to see a band Saturday night (any good Blues bands?), but I'm not interested in a overly fancy place, as I'm long past being interested in scene and much more interested in food. I crave things I don't get in rural Maryland often - good ethnic food (this includes basic ethnic, like italian, greek, thai). I don't care for extreme cuisine (assorted meats, etc). Seafood isn't important, as we have very good fresh seafood here.
So, with all that, what do you recommend? I appreciate any help you can provide. Sometimes it seems like there are too many choices!