These are a few of my favourite haunts in NY:
The Blue Cafe – You can’t do much better than to stay at the legendary Algonquin Hotel when in NY. The Blue Cafe downstairs is a great place to meet. 44th Street, between 5th and 6th AV
Ben Jack’s Steakhouse – For carnivores this is a particular treat. Superb value. 219 East, 44th Street.
Fuleen Seafood – a fantastic find in Chinatown, very cheap and delicious. 11 Division Street.
il Buco – an all time favourite. Italian, intimate, pictureqsue, excellent food. 47 Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette
Pastiche – This is one of those places where you need an entry visa to get passed the doorman. But the food is good and the instant old decor something special. This is worth th splash. 9th Avenue, 12th Street.