I've got a mixed bunch (party of 6) -- including two older ladies from the pacific northwest and my Mom who's somewhat fussy, has sophisticated tastes and prefers a view. We need to have an early light lunch somewhere between Grand Central Station and the Plaza (where we will be taking tea that afternoon). Actually up into the east 60's would be logistically possible.
I'm in charge of the budget and resources are slight. It's my mom's birthday, so it can't be any old place. Decor would help with this group. An artsy and unusual cafe, perhaps? Very grateful to receive suggestions!