My gal pals & I are taking a friend out for her birthday for lunch. We would love to find a place with great food, any type except asian, price range not important, a place that will let us yak away...and would love to find a place with a nice outside garden area to eat. Please don't recommend the Boat House in Central Park (she's been there 3 times already). The places I can think of are only open for dinner, not lunch. Help! Suggestions, please...and, anywhere in the city except the UWS. Thanks Chowhounds!