Chowhound from Orlando visiting NYC... suggestions??!!
Boom in SOHO is reasonably priced eclectic Italian food. Great food and great ambiance! I have lived here for 7 years and strongly recommend it. A couple others: Cafeteria in Chelsea, Coffee Shop in Union Square (ultra hip, good food), and Pastis (medium to expensive...my favorite restaurant in the city for atmosphere, food quality, and good wine). Those are my suggestions! Cheers!