coming to nyc to meet some family around union square area (specifically, east 14th street and union sq). i'm looking for lunch recs within a reasonable distance; say, maximum 15 minute walk.
i welcome recs from any budget range - a gourmet lunching experience would be fine, as would a hole-in-the-wall with character.
and to help narrow it down further, let's say no italian or chinese. a good, moderately priced french bistro (steak frites?) would be great, but by all means suggest anything.
thanks in advance!