Hi all. I am bringing my 21-year old son to NYC in early March. I have been to the city many times on different types of trips, but this is his first time there. He is is not the typical male college student who wants to go to the NBA store, or go to wild bars. We have tickets to see John Stewart one night, and Book of Mormon the next. He wants to eat a meal (lunch or dinner) at Candle 79, and also would like to have a great steak. He is a very adventurous eater, and I am a bit of a foodie myself. We don't necessarily want fancy meals, but would like to have some excellent food in a cool, unstuffy environments. So first off I would love a couple of restaurant recommendations, both for dinner and for lunch. One lunch needs to be near our hotel (Algonquin) or in Hell's Kitchen (near John Stewart , before we line up for our ticket numbers at 2pm.) Have looked at places like Spice Market and WD-50 as ideas for dinner after John Stewart, but am still not settled on anything. Would also like to know where to get a great steak that is not a steakhouse, perhaps for a late dinner after BOM. Price is not really a concern as long as the food is great, but we don't want fine dining.
I am thinking that by day we will explore Rockefeller Center, NYC Public Library, Grand Central (hoping that there will be something interesting going on there for the anniversary?) He is not really a shopping or museum guy, so I am struggling a bit with where to take him! I would love to find something "different" to do, like riding the subway and finding the hidden art (remember seeing some statues down near wall streets in one of the stops, and another with mosaic "eyes" on the tile walls, are there others like this?)
I have been all over the forum and the restaurants and I think I am now overwhelmed! If you help me with the itinerary I promise to post day by day reviews ! :)