Uptown lunch with out of town visitors?
Out of town friends are staying uptown, I'm looking for a nice place to take them to lunch. They suggested the boat house at Central Park--I see mixed reviews, and for the price I'm thinking there must be better (perhaps Bar Boulud?) I'd like something with nice food & atmosphere, but not too stuffy, I don't think they're particular "foodies" (and we've got 3 generations to satisfy) so would prefer not to spend crazy money for precious food. Suggestions appreciated!
"Uptown" takes in a lot of territory. Exactly where do you want to dine? Which day of the week will this be and how soon? What are your cuisine preferences? Any avoids? How many in your party? Do you need kid-friendly? And since drinking habits can vary widely, give us your per person budget for food only.