Hi, I'm a Washington CHer and I'll be up in NYC for a couple days. I have one day where I'm on my own and I'm looking for a lunch recommendation. I'll be hiking around the city during the day so I'd prefer some place that's dress code friendly. Budget is not a concern. If WD-50 offered lunch or Le Bernadin or Per Se would let me in without a jacket the choice would be easier. :) So I guess I'm looking for the best food that allows business casual dress or less. I also don't mind going for a late lunch to avoid the business crowd if that helps or going somewhere that has bar seating with a full menu.
Glancing through some places with open reservations I see places like Aquavit Bistro or maybe the Tavern portion of Gramercy Tavern (described as "more rustic" so I assume less formal). I'd definitely prefer something unique to NYC.
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003