your favorite spot for late lunch on a weekday?
after the lunch rush, before the dinner rush, say around 3pm? this is when restaurants get a little scatterbrained (not to mention understaffed since their evening-shift waiters haven't shown up yet), and customers often get bad service and mediocre food as a result. which restaurants are the best for afternoon dining? (leaving out places that specialize in three-hour, eight-martini power lunches.)