American or Italian near the Guggenheim
I'm traveling with friends this Saturday to visit the Guggenheim. We have a few other stops planned, but the Guggenheim will be our first - and before that, we wish to eat lunch.
While I enjoy all sorts of exotic cuisine, my company has the most boring taste in food imaginable. They will not budge from American or Italian fare. Zzzz.. they actually LIKE the Olive Garden. (I know.. I know..!)
So I need a reasonably priced American or Italian restaurant - and pizza is okay! - near the Guggenheim. (Please don't suggest Sbarro! :)
Thanks in advance!
Nick's -- east of the Guggenheim on Second Ave. @94th Street -- has IMO among the very best pizza in the city, as well as some Italian entrees and salads. It is comfortable and pleasant (think restaurant, not pizza parlor), good service, but the pizza is the real draw: great crust, slightly charred, with excellent, fresh toppings.