Lunch suggestions near Metropolitan Museum
Walking distance - good sit down starting at high end burgers and above. Beef- and seafood-centric. Midweek March.
ok, what about the Atlantic Grill on 3rd avenue between 76th/77th. Always reliable, good food, easy to get reservations--think you can even do Open Table. Have steaks/burgers as well. French options with lunch would be Payard (73rd-74th/lex) or Orsay (75th/lex). I much prefer Payard to Orsay, which I find a bit overpriced and not as good, but Payard does have their massive pastry cases right when you walk in and if you want something sweet, its great.