A bunch of you were helpful to these visitors to NYC in a previous post, and gave good suggestions for Butter and Pastis. On another visit, we got a recommendation for Artisinal, which was super.
My wife and I will be staying near Times Square on Marathon Weekend. We'd live to hear some recommendations for Artisinal-quality food in that area (and places we might read about but should plan to avoid). We're adventurous eaters -- any cuisine will work.