When I travel I am alone and like to sit at a bar or counter where I can watch the kitchen at work--Bar Tartine in San Francisco being my favorite experience. I'm going to be in Greenwich Village/LES this coming Monday night May 19. What do you recommend?
Blue Hill, Momofuku Ko and a couple of Batali restaurants are within walking distance of my hotel (near Union Square). Does any of these have a kitchen counter? Also, what are my chances as a walk-in single or trying to get a reservation on short notice? Thanks!