The wife & I (Houstonians) are bringing our 11 year old daughter to NYC for an upcoming weekend. On Saturday, we'll do the MoMA, then Top of the Rock before heading back to our hotel at 48th & 8th. On Sunday, we'll see the Met, stroll a bit through Central Park, then catch the 3:00pm Hairspray show on Broadway.
1. Saturday dinner--where's a good place for dinner? We'll be walking from the MoMA to Rockefeller Center and back to the hotel, so we probably don't want a place that requires/needs reservations, and we likely won't be dressed up. We're adventurous diners.
2. Sunday morning--Is there a good deli/breakfast place where we can get great bagels, etc. near 48th & Broadway....or near the Met (we can wait if it is worth it)?
3. Sunday dinner--post Hairspray show...Cascina?...Becco? I'm looking for the best italian available in the area, since I'm pretty sure my wife & daughter won't be in the mood to make the trek south for Bianca, Lupa, Lombardi's, John's or any of the places I'd really like to try.
4. Assuming I can talk wife/daughter into exponentially better italian after the show...how long is it really going to take me to get from W. 52nd to Lupa (via the "1" train), and will the food really be that much better? Would I need to make reservations now?
All suggestions are welcome!