My husband and I are coming to New York for five days around NYE and need some dining suggestions. We are staying in Park Slope near 5th & Union. I have been several times over the past few years but this will be my husband's first time in the city.
We are broke graduate students, so we'd like to experience the food scene as much as possible, but keep things pretty casual. We have a couple of weekdays in our itinerary, so we'd love suggestions for a couple of higher-end restaurants we can try during lunch (when we can be cheap without being hated on). We're not big drinkers, and my husband is a military man/science nerd (read: not impressed by the trendy/hipster scene).
We will probably stick around Brooklyn some of the time and will definitely be in Manhattan one or two days. Here are a few things we'd enjoy to spur ideas:
-general breakfast & lunch spots