Going to The Whitney (Madison/75th) on Saturday. What's the best place for lunch within a 10-15 minute walk? (I don't mind walking to 80th and 1st, but don't want to walk to midtown. I want to stay on the "UES".)
(1) I *hate* brunch, so please, only places that serve a regular lunch menu on Saturday.
(2) I prefer a place with a nice wine list, atmosphere and service. Doesn't have to be like Daniel, but not a pizza slice sitting on a stool with paper napkins place.
(3) I prefer French, Italian, Cuban, Argentinian, Brazilian. No Chinese, Japanese, Mexican.
Fussy enough?? (sorry)
Thanks in advance for your advice!