I'm working for a start-up financial company with no New York offices, but which occasionally holds meetings in the city with other people without local offices. We've been using a midtown hotel with a huge lobby for these meetings, but the food just isn't that interesting at the restaurant.
Can anyone name a location for impromptu 1-2 hour meetings that meets the following requirements (almost surely a hotel):
1) Large, quiet, attractive lobby area with seating areas where no one will bother you;
2) central midtown location;
3) restaurant that doesn't require reservations, isn't busy, but has good food.