At the end of Oct this Boston Chowhoud will be at Madison Square Garden and I am looking for a nearby place to eat before or after the show. I'm not necessarily looking for the newest hot spots or spendy places but I do want something fun with pleasant surroundings and of course, with great food. I don't eat meat but my husband does and fish is good w/ both of us. We like Italian & Mexican alot as well as new American and fusion. A plus if dishes (at least some of the fish & veg picks) are not heavy with butter, cream, etc.
Also, we are staying near Times Square and going to B-Way show the next night. I'd take ideas for that area too if you have 'em.