We arrive in the city mid afternoon and are hoping to find somewhere that isn't manic, with good food and low prices e.g. less than $15 an entree (plus tax, tip, drinks).
We like american fare - especially steaks, burgers and BBQ, italian, french and pizza.
I expect by dinner time we'll be in the Madison Square gardens area but will have a subway pass and willing to travel anywhere in Manhattan.
We were thinking Otto - is it busy on a Sunday around 7pm? Any other recs?