My husband and I will be staying at the Mercer Hotel this weekend and we love to try some good restaurants. He's from London and my knowledge of the NYC restaurant scene is about 4 years old. As it is a last minute trip suggestions of places where we can get a reservation on short notice or don't need a reservation would be appreciated. We like all types of food particlarly Japanese. What we would like to avoid is really snobby service. Specifically looking for a nice restaurant for Saturday or Sunday, a brunch place for Sunday and a couple of more casual places where we might get a bite after his meetings on Monday & Tuesday. And I guess solo lunch recommendations for during the week for me.
Thanks in advance.