Things have changed since my last post. Hopefully they got easier. Instead of UWS/Theater district, now looking for any great place that prepares simple but great dishes (could be fish or other well prepared not overly rich food). Not fussy--instead delicious /simple ingredients prepared well with a good intimate atmosphere .
Matinee at 3 but could start out at 11, noon...plenty of time to go to somewhere brilliant in other parts of the city.
Starting off from Flatiron/Chelsea area if that helps. Still hoping for something unexplored and interesting. Or sexy and delightful.
Budget is not an issue.