So my gf and I are going to check out the MNH this afternoon, and thought it would be a good idea to try a restaurant up in that neck of the woods, instead of our usual east/west village, downtown haunts. But neither of us are familiar with the area, and I know that a lot of places are tourist italian places for museum goers, the lincoln center crowd, etc etc.
We'd like to goto a good, solid neighborhood joint with a good ambience and tasty eats. Cuisine doesn't matter as much as those criteria, could be ethnic or continental. Not in mood for bar food/burgers though.
Thanks much for all your reccos!