A girlfiend and I will be in NYC in a few weeks and need some serious CHOW help! She has never been to NYC, and I've only be a few times (not to mention that it was a long time ago). We are both definite foodies, but we also realize that you can find a fabulous meal at an even more fabulous price if you know where to look. Our first night, we will be checking out the NYC Ballet at the New York Theatre. Where should we go for a great pre theatre meal at a modest price? We are not picky, but she is allergic to red peppers, so we're open to all suggestions, but would stay away from places that are recognizably spicy or that use a lot of spices in the majority of their dishes (i.e. Indian, mexican, etc.). Then, the next day, I will be working until early evening, so we are looking for a great late night place, maybe tapas or small plates with a great wine list. We are staying at the Waldorf Astoria if that helps to narrow down locations. Short cab rides or walking distance would be preferred. Thanks so much in advance of your suggestions!