I'm in the city for an interview all day Tuesday, and headed back home to Boston on the 7pm Acela (well, it could be later if it's worth the wait for a great meal).
I'm a very comfortable and very frequent lone diner- sometimes I even kinda prefer it, and am looking to treat myself to a fantastic dinner while I'm there.
My initial instincts would lead me to nose around the West Village somewhere, but I'm pretty open to suggestions, limited just to Manhattan this time. Brooklyn beacons soon...
In general, I'm happy to eat at the bar if that's a possibility, but a table is ok too.
I'm not particularly interested in trendy; I am interested in exceptionally delicious.