My husband and I make it down to NY every 18 months or so, and we will be in town for a couple days in early Feb. I've already scanned the board and drawing on your posts and some geographical constraints, we've reserved for supper at Market Table one day and lunch at Jean-Georges the next.
I've found it harder to search for this kind of thing, tho: when we get in near noon, not in the mood for much effort, we'll be dropping off luggage near Columbus/75th. Does anything come to mind nearby that is the kind of lunch place about which you'd say things like "doesn't look like much, but they have the greatest pho!" or "really delicious pupusas" or "it's just soups, but you've gotta have this experience"?? Lower end but interesting?
Also -- any breakfast recs in that neighborhood?
Thanks in advance.