Best for single dining, < $40 lunch?
After having spent the summer working in the city, I will soon have one last week for a dining free-for-all. Since my SO isn't necessarily as much of a crazed eater as I am, I'm looking for suggestions for where a single diner can get a great lunch in the city, hopefully not setting me back any more than $40 a pop (prix-fixe or a la carte, doesn't matter). I'm tentatively thinking of checking out one of David Chang's joints (after having spent three months clicking my mouse at 10am, IN VAIN!), but that's hardly set in stone. I like all kinds of food, but may be more partial to Western cuisine for this particular week.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Thanks!
Some steals for Lunch are:
Fleur de Sel always has an affordable lunch option
so does Gotham Bar and Grill
and so does Jean Georges! (which somebody already mentioned)
Sushi Yasuda as well (a real steal too!!!)
Bouley used to do a $39 for course lunch, I wonder if they still do that.. hmm...
and Bread Bar at Tabla.
That's a pretty good list my friend.