I have asked my husband that as a Christmas present this year, he take me down to "the city" for an all-day chowfest. We did this once earlier in the year using Chowhound recs from the postings I had read and it turned out well with only one clunker. I've been scanning through my Chownews issues, but it's hard to narrow down all of the options.
If some hounds could make a few recs I would appreciate it. We would be dressed for walking and covering distance, so dressy places are out. We usually park by NYU so I think midtown would be our northern most destination. We love most foods; ethnic food recs would be great. We want to try as many different places as possible so we wouldn't want to sit down and eat a three course meal anywhere.