Meeting out of town friends (4-6 people total) at 11 am on a Sunday morning for brunch/lunch. They are staying at Columbus 6, a hotel on Columbus Circle at 58th and 8th. Looking for a nice place to sit and eat a little something. Anything walkable within 5-10 blocks or so? I know there is a subway right there so if we need to jump on a subway and go a few stops on that line it would not be the end of the world. Walking locally from Columbus Circle is my first choice, though.
Ideally would have decent food, not too expensive, not too noisy/crowded. No long waits.. It is more about old friends catching up over coffee and eats than about the food. Not looking for a brunch extravaganza with bellinis, just a nice place to sit..
I did see the suggestion on another post for a Whole Foods /Central Park picnic, cute idea but not right for this group. Need a restaurant.
Thanks for any suggestions!