Please don't hate me for being a tourist and asking dumb questions -- honestly, it's hard to use the search function for this topic.
Looking for a mid-range or casual lunch spot and a dessert/espresso spot with EXCELLENT, memorable food for 3 adults and one toddler during the holidays before or after a visit to Central Park zoo and kiddie attractions. Under $20 per person is a must. We are from Toronto and not interested in Chinese or seafood (allergy).
Something like Katz's pastrami or Arturo's coal pizza or to-die-for southern barbecue, or Batali or amazing burgers & fries or Mexican, and something like Doughnut Plant or Grom gelato or cupcakes/cookies/chocolates would be great. Thank you!