My partner and I will be spending a long weekend in NYC (staying at the Affinia 50, on 155 East 50th Street).
Sadly, we can't afford a string of big splurges, so we would like to get your feedback on:
1) Inexpensive places that serve great food (i.e. < $20 meals, not including alcohol)
2) One special place where we can have dinner on a Monday night (up to $40 per person would be OK).
We are very adventurous when it comes to food, so we will happily try every imaginable type of cuisine.