At the Plaza Food Hall in the basement of the Plaza Hotel, celeb chef Todd English oversees a series of minirestaurants, each with its own counter and seating ideal for a quick snack or a full-fledged meal. Entry is a little confusing: though the place is made up of individual food concepts, you are seated by a hostess at any available counter. Once settled, get up and survey your choices, then sit down and order from your waiter. There's a glistening raw bar, a burger joint, and a wood-fired pizza station where you can sample some of English's iconic pies, such as fig and prosciutto. It's one of the most varied and affordable daytime food options in an area of town that can still feel like a lunchtime wasteland.