solid restaurant around 51st and bway
not le bernadin prices but price isn't really a factor. Any cuisine.
How about Insieme? Haven't been but was recently reviewed by Bruni who gave 2 stars. 51st and 7th.
Town, on 56th, b/t 5th & 6th, serves superb New American cuisine in a drop-dead gorgeous space. Upscale but at $76 for the 3-course prix, considerably less than Le Bernardin's $107 for 3 courses.
Amalia, on 55th, b/t B'way & 7th, serves delicious New American cuisine with Mediterranean leanings in a space with very stylish, hip decor.
Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th, b/t B'way & 8th, serves solidly-prepared, very tasty homestyle Italian food in a space with very attractive decor.