Red Farm recently opened its second location on Broadway between 76-77. Delicious take on Chinese food--right now it's only opened until 5pm so lunch would be your best bet. Also Mermaid Inn for great fish is on Amsterdam between 87-88.
We like Cotta. We like jacob's Puckles. We like drinks at Slightly Oliver. We had a pretty good meal (first time) at Social House (plus they have Mother's Milk Stout in draft which is hard to find). We like Arte Cafe. For more casual/lunch, we like Five Napkin Burger.