I will be staying near NYU at Washington Square Hotel as my daughter is looking at the school. I'd love a few suggestions for the following. We dont want anything too expensive or a very long, drawn out meal as it will take away from our limited time to see the city.
Authentic Italian (maybe in Little Italy)
Great breakfast place
Lunch spot for salads, sandwiches etc.
One nice "New York" spot - okay if it is a but touristy - in L.A. they say "the Boathouse" in Central Park is very good.