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Mid afternoon recomendations for a special day

balini | Oct 15, 201312:23 PM

My husband just suprised me with a five day trip to Manhattan for my birthday..I am thrilled but we arrive this Friday night so the last minute aspect is going to make it difficult to get into some of the splurge restaurants on my wish list.... Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, EMP, NoMad, La Bernnardin, Pinochine....I'm working on it though and with all the great posts and threads I am following here I'm confident I'll come up with a good itenerary. What I need help with is suggestions for a middle of the day meal on my birthday...some wonderful place to go after we have worn ourselves out at the Frick Museum and eat and drink and rejuvinate before we go to a 7:00 pm Broadway show. This is for Wednesday, 10/23 between 3:00 pm and 6:00pm...I know it's an awkward time...and we don't eat meat so that's another someplace that has good seafood, vegetable options and serves all afternoon. A wine bar with good food? tapas bar? a Museum restaurant that stays open after lunch? hotel lounge? tea/coffee shop with decent food? Almost everywhere I've looked at is closed between 3:00 an 5:00 so I'm hoping you will have some ideas. The Frick is on 70th close to 5th and the theatre is on 45th and 7th but we will have time to travel so don't necessarily have to stay in the upper eastside/midtown landscape.

I'm also looking for late, light dinner options for after the show..we love Thai, Japanese, Indian…because they tend to have seafood /vegetarian options; some thoughts are….Ardesia, Ma Peche, Txikito, Danji, Koi, Toloache, Ippudo.... anything to drop from this list or add? We are staying north of Central Park on Frederick Douglas/Central Park West so would prefer not to go too far downtown or too far east~~~~~ oh I am asking a lot aren't I?
Thanks for any ideas…we live in the Virgin Islands and try to get up to New York every year or two to eat, and go to Museums and the Theatre.

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