My boyfriend and I will be staying at a hotel on 35'th between 5th and 6th Aves. for three nights in mid-March. I'm vegetarian, he's not. We're looking for restaurants within 15 minutes walking distance that are attractive and casual, serve wine, not terribly trendy or swanky, where we won't need a reservation and can dress casually, and have entrees priced $20, or preferably, less. We have to try great traditional pizza at least once. For our other meals, we're open to Indian, Thai (without fish sauce), Italian, and any other ethnic (or not) cuisine that offers plenty of real vegetarian selections, as well as meat items. I'd love to find tasty, spicy entrees that are more vegetable than starch (ie most pasta dishes), and avoid tofu and fake meats. My boyfriend's not so picky and loves any good food.
What do you recommend?