My husband and I will be traveling to NYC in the next couple of weeks to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. We will be staying at the Marriott Marquis in the heart times square. We are from the deep south and are looking to hopefully find out some of New York City's best eateries. That's where I was hopeing you guys could help me. I read that NYC has like 18,000 restaurants and I'm clueless. I will tell you that we are not big on "gourmet" type food, just filling food that tastes wonderful. We like Italian, American, Tex-Mex, and French foods; and we are interested in tasting some great food you can only get in NY. Pardon my ignorance on cuisines...as I know NYC is probably THE restaurant capital of America. :) Also, do any of these restaurants require advanced reservations? If so, I'll have to call soon! :)
Can any Chowhounds from NYC help me out here? If not, do you know of any websites I could go to that list the top restaurants or even some that reveal the top eateries that the "stars" go to?
Thanks in Advance!