I have a short trip to NY in first week of April, staying in midtown (44th) and would like to find a good tapas place in walking distance (about 1 mile for me). I've read through Kathryn's VERY complete list of recommendations, but haven't found an obvious midtown suggestion (e.g. Tertulia and Txikito are too far downtown). I'd like to keep it reasonable ($40 for food only) if that's feasible.
If no good tapas that you'd recommend, I'm open to others in that neighborhood, but want something interesting (I'm from SF), so probably not Italian, French, or Asian unless exceptional/different. Thanks!