i have friends (creative sophisticates who come to NYC often) who got a paid-for room at the Milford Plaza - so they are staying there - (they would otherwise stay elsewhere.)
can someone suggest a "chowish" place for lunch or brunch near there? i believe it is on 45th between Broadway and 8th Ave. So perhaps some place on 8th Ave. or 9th Avenue? Not too far please...NOT looking for upscale - maybe some specific ethnic fare, or any nice, slightly atmospheric low-key mid-range place for casual conversation.