I'm a Bay Area Chowhound, and will be at the Waldorf over the weekend and part of next week (work-related). What's good in that area? I expect to have time for short lunches and a couple of late dinners. I will also have a bit of free time over the weekend, but am already planning to (at some point) hit Katz's for a pastrami sandwich, Les Halles, Pommes Frites, and il laboratorio del Gelato. As you might guess, my tastes run to the simple. Suggestions?
Also, I could use some recommendations for bagels and knishes. I tried Ess a Bagel last time I was in town, and was less than impressed. As for knishes, there have been some dissenting comments about Yonah Schimmel's. Are there better alternatives? TIA!