Any place for lunch that's not killer touristy near Rockefeller Center?
I have friends coming in from out of town next week to see the Xmas show at RCMH - I'm trying to get out of it, but probably will end up meeting them for lunch. Anything decent that's not too terribly far away (they're old) but has a tiny bit of NY flavor/ambience?
Don't know if it's too far but La Bonne Soupe on 55th between 5th and 6th is one of my very favorite places.
Not too touristy and quite New York. I have seen Jeffrey Steingarten (a regular) and Kitty Carlisle there the last few times I've gone.
It's quite busy at lunch time.
Brasserie Ruhlmann on 50th at Rockefeller Plaza is a nice space with pretty solid food (menu developed by Laurent Tourondel) and a nice view of the tree. I had a nice lunch there and also stopped by for a drink this past Saturday night when Rockefeller Center was mobbed and it was a nice quiet spot.