We're coming in from Washington, DC this weekend, and am looking for solid, mid-priced restaurants in the Times Square area for Saturday night. We've been to the French place across from Martini's (north on 7th from the Square) a couple of times and found it serviceable. Something along those lines would be fine.
I know the area's a bit of a culinary wasteland, but we're bringing people from Kansas City who've never been to NYC before...gotta show them Times Square at night.
Our needs are: Entrees for $20-$30. French, Italian, American preferred (again, they're from Kansas City). Outdoor dining would be a nice option, but not required.
Also, any cheap eats suggestions near our hotel (Hotel 31 in Murray Hill) would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much in advance.