I am going to be in Manhattan next weekend staying at around 44th street & 5th avenue just to play tourist before work. I have travelled to manhattan before on business and I am looking for unique food this time. I had enough steak houses or Italian food in business meetings. I like to visit restaurants with either unique ingredients or cooking techniques. If the restaurant has the counters in front of an open kitchen so much the better, or at least a decent size bar for me to eat in.
I was told that Blue Ribbon serves interesting food including bone marrows. Any other creative food places that are solo diner friendly is appreciated.