I will be in NY Mar 8-12 for a conference at the Hilton on Avenue of the Americas and would appreciate some chow worthy recommendations. Lunches will likely be by myself and I'm open to anything - dives included! Dinners are usually with a group of around 6 on expense accounts so non-dive places would be great - also walking distance (within 10 mins. of hotel) is best. Please advise if reservations shoul e made in advance or if same day reservations should suffice. Thanks very much!
P.S. I was last in NY in October and had a fantastic meal with great service at Artisanal!