We're making a quick trip up from DC to see a play in Chelsea, staying at the Maritime Hotel (16th Street at 9th Ave). We need to eat dinner before the show, and are looking for something light, relatively quick, and as good as possible. Price is not really an issue, but we don't have time for a multi-course "experience."
A restaurant within a short walk of the hotel would allow us more time to eat. Would probably lean toward French, (light) Italian, "new" American, etc.
Thanks very much for your help!