Midtown 3rd Ave & 55
I'll be here for four days and am looking for good anything -- Asian, American, French, etc. I can walk to. Mid to upscale is fine. Thanks so much!
Smith & Wollensky's & Wollensky's Grill, corner of 3rd Av. & 49th St.
Pampano, on 49th St., b/t 2nd & 3rd Avs. - Modern Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on fish and seafood
Montparnasse, on 51st, b/t 2nd & 3rd - French bistro
I also really like Pampano, and another option on that block of 49th Street is Chin Chin - upscale, but very good, Chinese. I recently had the crispy fried squid there and it was terrific - perfectly cooked, spicy, with scallions.
216 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
Smith & Wollensky
797 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
230 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022
805 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Both on 58th St.: Felidia (Italian, upscale and expensive) and Chola (Indian, my favorite of the many Indian places on the street
Edit: You may not be able to walk in to Felidia. But it's not packed every night, so call ahead.
French: La Mangeoire, 2nd Ave @ 53rd; Cafe Joul, 1st Ave. bet. 58 & 59. If you want a lighter meal of really great pizza & wonderful salads, try Angelo's on 2nd Ave. @ 55th.