Visiting from Chicago and plan to spend the day of Dec. 24 in New York City. For ease of travel, we would like to stay in manhattan and hope to find places in walking distance of eachother.
We like most kinds of cuisines- french and italian the most- eat mostly seafood, but will eat red meat when it's of the hormone free/grass fed/free-range kind.
1. I'd like some recs for a not to expensive brunch/lunch spot. about $10-15. Something with a cozy atmosphere, relaxed pace, eclectic menu, good coffee. No delis, no steak and potatoes please. And hopefully somewhere we can still make a reservation
2. Fun, foodie oriented events/ places to go/ things to do. Checked out dean and deluca last year, will probably stop back.
3. I made a dinner reservation at the Artisanal Bistro of Park ave. Is this place pretty good? I was intrigued by the wine and cheese lists. Last year we checked out Balthazar and really enjoyed it.