In early June Mr. Smith and I will be staying at the Algonquin, and I'd like a few recomendations of places nearby for quick breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. We'll be hitting a few destination restaurants -- da Silvano and Le Cirque, etc, but we're trying to pack so much into our trip that there will be times when close/nearby/good/quick will be necessary. Any ideas on good eats near the hotel? This is only our second trip to NY, so cross streets and addresses are apprecitated. Number-one categories would be:
-good American/Diner/Deli food (for fussy spouse)
Also, if there are any lunch recommendations within walking distance of the Metropolitan Museum, it would be of help.
Can't wait to sample some real New York chow!