I just got back from NYC last night. Thanks to all of the advise that I learned from this forum. My wife and I had a wonderful time.
We stayed at the Comfort Inn on 46th. The room was clean and quiet. The complementary breakfast was a great way to start the day. It was also very conveniently located and well worth $160/night.
We ate at John's Pizzeria on 44th twice. Had pizza one night and pasta the next. Very good food at prices comparable to Texas.
We ate at Mesa Grill on Friday night which was very nice and great food.
On Saturday, we went to Pearl Oyster House in the Village. It was very good, but get there early since it is a small place.
We bought the City Pass and it was worth the price just for the ability to skip the ticket lines.
The most suprising aspect of the whole trip was how close together everything is. I have grown up in Texas, so my perspective of looking at a map and judging distances made things seem alot further away from each other than they actually were. This was a pleasant suprise since walking around and enjoying the architecture was one of the best parts of the trip.
We used Carmel Limo to get to and from Newark. Excellent service except for one thing. I was not aware that I needed to call them once my plane arrived and I had my luggage. Not that big of a deal though.
Overall, an amazing first trip to the city.