I have dinner plans next week with a friend who is staying at The Hudson Hotel (58th btwn 8th/9th). Normally we'll venture anywhere but my friend is in her last tri-mester, so we'd like to walk to dinner, but not too far.
I'd like to avoid Japanese because it would be inconsiderate for me to indulge in sushi when she is craving toro. Any other cuisine is welcome!
also - any thoughts about Bricco (304 W56th), Thai Basil (9th/56th), or Puttanesca (56th/9th)