Me, I never liked Craft, tho Gramercy Tavern is good. (My daughter went to pre-school with Tom Colicchio’s son and he used to cook at our school BBQ?s)
If you put LeBernadin, I suggest my favorite: Bouley. Esp for lunch, a reasonably priced prix fixe, for the truly "upscale" (and pleasant) experience.
I’ve also eaten at Cafe Grey in the new Time Warner Building across from Central Park which was very good, as is Nougatine across the street on street level to the park.