My brother and his 8-year old daughter are arriving on a tall ship this weekend. After several weeks at sea, they will be very casually dressed, scruffy even -- jeans, flip-flops, t-shirts. Looking for some fun ideas for lunches and dinners while avoiding chains. Niece is reasonably unfussy eater for her age; brother doesn't eat red meat and likes microbrews. Restaurants with a view or unique, NY feel would be great.
Ship will be moored at Governor's Island, so they'll always start out at South Ferry or Bowling Green subway stations, but I'll be showing them around Manhattan so suggestions as far uptown as Central Park/Museum of Natural History would be good.