I'm looking for a quiet place to have great prix-fixe lunch before the New Year related craziness begins. Preferences are as follows:
(1) Quiet for dining alone and taking my time
(2) French food or "French inspired" food, though I am open to other suggestions
(3) South of 14th St in Manhattan
(4) Under $60 inclding wine, tip, etc.
(5) No reservation required
I was thinking Chanterelle but I've never been and I'm guessing it's pretty popular and crowded for lunch...? Thoughts or ideas appreciated.