Metropolitan Museum of Art
We had an excellent lunch recently right in the museum at the Petrie Court Cafe. Excellent food, very good service, and pleasing ambiance that includes a view of Central Park.
Near the museum, Cafe Boulud is close by, on 76th St., b/t 5th & Madison. This is 4-star chef Daniel Boulud's second-tier restaurant, but the cuisine is anything but second-rate. Superb! Cordial, professional service. Attractive decor. Casual atmospherics.
Cafe Sabarsky is in the Neue Galerie, on the corner of 5th Av. & 86th St. Delicious Austrian cuisine from Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, who also owns Wallse. Sabarsky's dining room is gorgeous. The only hitch is that they don't take reservations, and there could be a long wait.