Eating at the Bar
I've done the Gramercy, USC.......
Where else is a good place to sit at the bar and dine for lunch?
I was considering Alegretti......
Allegretti is one of our favorites. We've been there for lunch several times (as well as for dinner) though not at the bar. The cuisine is superb, and the staff couldn't be nicer.
I would certainly recommend Eleven Madison Park. I've never dined at the bar there, but I know the bartenders (because they also work in the dining room), and they're all super nice. I would presume the 2 for $28 lunch deal is available at the bar.
I 2nd Otto, also, Toloache & Barrio Chino for Mexican & top notch margaritas. Not as elegant as EMP & Allegretti, but quite good.
Places where I have dined at the bar and had a nice time.......Otto, Picholine, Ed's, Casa Mono, Campanile, Blue ribbon bar and grill, Bar Boulud....only this last one where the service was not that great. The waitress knew nothing about wines and she works in a wine bar!!