Restaurant near Guggenheim?
Agree on Paola's -- if budget isn't a real concern. My neighborhood and the best restaurant in the area. I have found the food at Tre Otto OK but dislike the cheek-by-jowel seating and noise. Also like Pascalou and Le Paris across Madison from Paola's, more informal and more reasonably priced.
Tre Otto is my favorite place in the area. It's on Madison Ave bet. 97 & 98 Streets. The food is really good and it's not as expensive as the other places in the area.
There is also a pub/sports bar that I can't remember the name, but it's also in the same block as Tre Otto and they have great burgers. But Tre Otto has a nicer ambiance.
What day of the week?
Cafe Sabarsky is a favorite here but it is not open that late. Here are the hours:
Monday and Wednesday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
It also depends how far you are willing to go and what your budget is; this area is actually kind of sparse for foodie favorites. If you are willing to go across the park or south & east, more options open up.
Where to Eat on Museum Mile: