I realized the second half of my prior post (with the sports bar question) was its own topic, so thought I'd best re-post it in its own.
In case there is no World Series game Sat. night and we're free to eat wherever we want, we'd love to hear about favorite great-food ethnic places that we would be likely to find only in New York. Here (Hartford) we have plenty of Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese...so while we recognize that NY has higher quality of all of those to boast, we'd love to experience something we couldn't get here at all. Any ideas welcome!
(We'll be at the opera in the afternoon, but will have plenty of time to travel to a different neighborhood.)
We're coming this Saturday, so would need a place that would likely have a reservation open or doesn't take them.