Spouse and I will be checking into our hotel, near 130 East & 57, around 6pm. After a full 24 hrs of air travel, we'll want a light, tasty dinner somewhere casual and inexpensive. I'm thinking Indian, Afghani, Turkish, Caribbean, spanish,etc. --but not thai or chinese or korean cuisines. Any recommendations on cheap, funky and GOOD food within 6-8 blocks of 130 E & 57th?
We can take the metro after re-fuelling, so any recs on a casual place to get drinks and/or dessert, and people-watch the rest of the night?