Hi. Having given advice many times to Chowhounders who have visted Toronto I now find myself on the other end!
I'm visiting NYC alone this weekend until my friend gets here Monday and was wondering if anyone can suggest some places for lunch and dinner Sat, Sun & Mon where I would be comfortable eating alone (at the bar or otherwise). Dont get the idea that I am into always spending really big bucks but I have decided to splurge on the fixed prix lunch at Eleven Madison Avenue as I heard the renowned Chef Daniel Humm give a presentation in Toronto at one of our culinary arts schools.
I tend to veer away from beef (unless it's grass fed) or other meats, but do love fish and many different types of cuisine. I am more into what goes into the meal than what I call 'architectural food' where the emphasis is more on presentation than the absolute best ingredients.
Also if anyone knows of any great food stores I could visit that would be welcome too.