4. IF YOUR BOSS JUST YELLED AT YOU…
Tuna tartare with avocado, spicy radish and ginger marinade
Nougatine; 1 Central Park West; 212-299-3900; jean-georges.com
Celeb chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose Nougatine is located on the ground floor of the Trump International Hotel, thinks his tuna tartare (plus some vino) is ideal for those looking to calm their nerves. “There’s nothing better than taking a moment off your feet to have some tartare and a nice chilled glass of riesling on our terrace,” he says.
5. IF YOU HAVE A HECTIC AFTERNOON OF SHOWS AHEAD…
Insalata di fagioli, pomodori, e tonno (cannellini beans, Romano beans, heirloom tomatoes and olive oil poached tuna)
A Voce Columbus; 10 Columbus Circle (3rd Floor); 212-823-2523; avocerestaurant.com
As Barack Obama’s toque of choice when he’s in town, A Voce’s Missy Robbins knows a thing or two about feeding overburdened diners. This salad, she says, is an easy way to refuel after morning shows and before the afternoon madness begins. “It combines protein, carbs and vegetables into one dish,” she explains. “[So] it’s light and filling at the same time.”
6. IF YOU’VE JUST SEEN A BAD SHOW...
Sandwich to go
Bouchon bakery; 10 Columbus Circle (3rd Floor); 212-823-9366; bouchonbakery.com
Left feeling uninspired and in need of a palate cleanser? The venerable Thomas Keller, who has a whopping two eateries in the Time Warner Center (Bouchon Bakery and Per Se), recommends the sandwiches at Bouchon for their “out-of-the-ordinary composition.” In particular, the chef suggests his smoked salmon with crème fraîche on toasted brioche, but his equally creative cashew butter and jelly (seen here) might also do the trick.