New York-based hound here. I am actually from London but left years ago. I try and get back across the pond as often as possible and will be heading there next month. I will be there for a good two weeks and would like to hit as many places as possible. I'm looking for buzz-worthy, good, honest food in any neighborhood. I've already been to and really liked (over the years) St. John's (but only the Spitalfields location), Terroirs, Fox & Anchor, Club Gascon, some of the original and early gastropubs like The Eagle (though haven't revisited in years), RSJ and more....
Some of the spots above were chosen b/c of the small-producer/natural/organic wine lists, as well as the food.
Are there any new or old spots that I should hit? I'm very open and would love to hear some recommendations. If you're familiar with NY - I love Lupa, Ten Bells, Diner, Marlowe & Sons, Kefi...just to give you an idea of what my tastes are...also if there are any essential Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi restos that I should go to, please let me know about those too. New York is a bit behind on good Indian food.
Finally, with the dollar being as low as it is, please don't recommend any pricey or posh spots.
Thanks fellow chowhounders!