I am going to NYC for several nights in early September during the week, and will be with my wife and 5 year old. After the little one goes to bed around 8:30 pm, my wife has graciously allowed me to venture out to grab something more exciting to eat. I live in Chicago, and used to live in NYC, so I am just looking for the best darn single plate of food possible. Some thoughts: 1. Keep it in Manhattan proper. 2. Not too fancy a place, as I don't want to venture into Le Bernadin for just one plate of skate or whatever. 3. I love Asian (and my wife does not), and was thinking about a bite at Pok Pok or Mission Chinese, but I love ALL food, so that is just a thought.