I'll be in Manhattan for work and looking for a nice restaurant where I can eat dinner at the bar or on my own and not feel too out of place. I'll have a work event until 8 or so and don't want to go too far from my hotel.
I like Indian and Thai - and if there's a fantastic place nearby that would be great - but I'm thinking more of like an American bistro style place where I can get a dinner for one for $50 or less, and hopefully that includes a glass of wine.
I would love any recommendations, and I'll have fun looking here and on Yelp for further reviews on any places that come up - just hard to start from scratch on my own.
Thanks so much!