Late lunch early dinner tonight solo dining
I skipped lunch, so I'm hungry. And other plans for tonight fell through
So ... I'm looking to eat sometime soon (between say, 4 and 6) by myself.
Neighborhood: I am on the Upper West Side, but can get places. Near a subway line would be good.
Price: Say, $100 or less, including a glass of reasonable wine or a beer (depending on cuisine). Less would be better (of course).
Cuisine: I like LOTS. I like Chinese (pretty much all regions), Thai, Korean, Japanese (but not sushi tonight - not in the mood for it). Also like Italian. Most things. I like offal, I like eel. I like barbecue.
Dress: Khakis and a polo shirt
How hungry are you?
Mission starts dinner at 5:30pm.
Ippudo starts dinner at 5pm.
Perla starts dinner at 4:30pm.
Babbo starts dinner at 5:30pm but the bar opens at 5pm.
The NoMad starts dinner at 5:30pm and IIRC you can only get the bar menu at the bar.
Momofuku Ssam starts dinner at 5pm.
Casa Mono is open all day.
Tertulia starts dinner at 5:30pm.
Minetta Tavern starts dinner at 5:30pm.
Some other ideas:
Balthazar does "late lunch" until 5pm
Spotted Pig has a bar menu until 5pm, dinner starts at 5:30pm
The John Dory is open all day, oyster happy hour is 5-7pm
The Breslin starts dinner at 5:30pm
Lupa serves all day
i esp like the John Dory idea and the Terulia idea of the ones kathryn posted above...and Balthazar: nice too at that hour, for oysters, cold prawns, and salad and wine.
And if the OP can wait til 5:30, Txikito is a lovely solo place, at the bar
me, i am always on the lookout for places that serve btw 3pm and 6pm, because i keep late hours and 4pm is often my quasi-lunch time...