My husband and I are planning a long-weekend (5 day) visit to New York City at the end of May (from Toronto). Though we plan to do lots of touristy things (museums, shopping, etc.) one of our main interests is food. We hope to hit a few upscale restaurants for dinner (hopefully not pretentious -- just really excellent food), as well as hit some cheap and cheerful/ethnic/etc. places. We have pretty broad interests when it comes to food.
I haven't had a chance to do any thorough restaurant research yet on this board (though certainly will be) but was hoping for a bit of assistance in deciding where to stay, as I'd like to book the trip within the next day or two. We're considering staying in Midtown (Murray Hill, perhaps). Would this be a good home base for a culinary tour of NYC? If not, any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance.