A few months ago a fellow chowhound sort of bashed
Julian's ( 9th ave. & 53rd Street ).
I just came back from a great lunch at Julian's.
They have a new menu and a new chef, Malcolm Johnson,
formerly of Cucina in Park Slope.
My entree of sauteed soft shell crabs on a bed of
spinach with fried polenta crescents was the tastiest
repass I've had in a while.
Check it out.