My mother and I are going to meet up in NYC in August for a couple fun days in the city, and while we have restaurants picked for almost everything, we’ve got an empty lunch. We love doing long (2 hours at least!) lunches and obviously would like amazing food and service. Where would be the best option? Basically, anywhere in Manhattan is fine and we probably would want to spend no more than $75/a person. I’ve looked at Le Cirque, Bouley, Eleven Madison Park, etc. etc. and I'm leaning towards Jean Georges.
Has anyone enjoyed a long, unrushed lunch at Jean Georges lately? Any other recommendations? Thanks!