Before Theater Lunch
- gail May 11, 1999 09:41 AM
I'll be in New York the end of May with my sisters and
my mother. We do this every year and are looking for a
special place for lunch. Suggestions?
Jean-Louis Palladin, the famous Washington, DC based
chef, has just opened a place in the new Time Hotel on
W 49 St. It's already au courant and, even if it
turns out to still be in the shakedown cruise stage,
we undoubtedly be the special sort of place you're
Becco can be dissapointing, though, because they are
not very consistent. I think you have to order the
right thing, and stay away from the prix fixe.
Down the street is Firebird, if you like Russian food,
and want to enjoy a midday glass of champagne. It's a
little pricy, but good, and lots of fun.
A reliable source says Orso is good.
Zoe is consistently good, but I've never found it to be
fabulous. There are better choices if you are going to
broaden your area (i.e., the front ("tavern") portion
of Gramercy Tavern, Union Pacific, Po, Babbo, Quilty's
(also in SoHo), I could go on).
I would second Firebird in the Theater District. I've
only been once but was extraordinarily pleased. Also,
Chimichurri Grill on 9th Avenue around 43rd is
excellent for Argentinian meats, fish and pasta (yes,
pasta, who knew?)
Let's see, Molyvos, near Carnegie Hall is excellent as
Hope this helps.