it's my birthday today, and i've taken off of work to spoil myself ALL DAY. and spoiling myself always involves eating. i've never dined solo and have always wanted to - anyone have suggestions for a great solo dining LUNCH spot? nothing in midtown (or higher), please, as i always have to take clients to lunches in midtown so want something different.
i originally wanted to go to scarpetta but found out they only do dinner. i'll likely get a late breakfast and so will want a late lunch - could make this REALLY late and just do an early dinner at scarpetta, but if anyone has any specific lunch suggestions, i'd very much appreciate it!
no cuisine requirements (although i'm yearning for some pasta at the moment), location below midtown, and expensive is OK. something nicer than dropping in on chinatown for a quick lunch (which i love, but just not for today), but nothing fancy required!