Hello fellow foodies,
I am going to New York for my first time ever in a little more than a month, and am really excited to delve into the dining scene. I spent a year living in London, where I thought the food was fantastic, but have been told that there is no place in the world with better food than NYC. Needless to say, I need some serious help figuring out where to go. I am vegetarian (no meat, no fish) but that needn't mean that I eat at exclusively veg establishments. I am adventurous and there is really no cuisine I don't like, except for French. I need help with: three dinners, three lunches, and some potential brunch spots. Also, I am very serious about coffee and while I did find a rather thorough article on the NYT about the best brews in the city, I'd love to hear what locals think. For dinners, neighborhoods don't matter, but if you can think of lunch spots near the Met, where I plan on spending most of my limited time in the city (I am an art history student who can't wait to set foot in there), that would be fabulous.
So many thanks in advance!!!
Ooh-- budget. Nothing tooo extravagant please (which to me means three digits per person, excluding wine) unless it's absolutely TO DIE FOR.