We'll be staying at the NY Helmsley, 212 E. 42nd b/t 2nd and 3rd. Our tastes run to breakfast, pizza, Italian, gelato, deli, French, and steak. Our budget is cheap to moderate.
A search turned up lots of useful tips near Grand Central such as its food court, Naples 45, Mezze, Cibo, and Prince Deli (and also reminded me of the glory of Chowhound). Further recommendations would be appreciated, especially of a bistro or trattoria near Rockefeller Center.
Thank you in advance.