I am a young chef living in Midtown who has been practically married to my job since I moved here in October. I know of many good restaurants, but haven't had time to find some great places that are off the beaten path. I am familiar with a lot of the 'usual suspects' when it comes to the sure-bet, highly-recommended restaurants of the city. My fiancee is coming to the city for six days, and while we both love high energy, crowded, trendy hotspots, we are more interested in cozy, relaxed atmospheres with great food for the week he is here. Plus, we will be eating out for nearly every meal.... so bring on whatever you've got for breakfast, lunch and dinner! He is a professional boxer who has been fasting to make his weight requirement for his fight this weekend, so come Monday, we are looking to ingest the maximum amount of calories for six days running.....Thanks for your help, Chowhounds, and I look forward to whatever you can give me!
P.S. Mega points go to places with outdoor seating or gardens, especially with this weather!