I'll be visiting the Museum of Natural History and plan to have lunch on the West Side. I like ethnic food & don't want to spend a bundle. So far I came up with these possibilities, though I'm open to more suggestions (including eastern European, Indian, and any other Asian except Japanese):
Café Ronda, 249 Columbus btw W71&72, South American/Mediterranean
Café Frida, 368 Columbus btw W77&78, Mexican
Dallas BBQ, 1265 27 W 72 btw Columbus&CPW, BBQ
Darna, 600 Columbus at W89, French Moroccan
Sol y Sombra, 462 Amsterdam btw W82-83, Spanish/tapas.
Backup possibility: Flor de Mayo, 484 Amsterdam btw W83&84 [I love the chicken here but I've been here before & would rather try something new]
Further south, but still of interest to me: Guantanamera, 939 8th & W56, Cuban
So, what do you all think?
Also, for a later dessert, I hear there is a popular new gelato place on Broadway & W76--does anyone know the name & whether it's really as good as they say? Or, do you think I'm better off at Emack & Bolios, 389 Amsterdam, for ice cream? I've never been there but have heard good things about that too.