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Help! Lunch suggestion for today - 53rd & 6th

Michele Cindy May 24, 2001 08:19 AM

I have to go to a conference today at 53rd & 6th. Have no clue, and no time to figure out where to go. ALL suggestions are welcomed. $3.00-$20.00, something that doesn't take long, but I'd like something tasty of course!

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    Julie H. RE: Michele Cindy May 24, 2001 08:34 AM

    If you want to sit down, Chez Louis on the corner of 6th and 51st or 50th. Roast chicken, good fries, basic bistro stuff. There is a new food court underneath Rock Center-you can enter from the subway station between 50th and 51st. There is a Two Boots, Tossed, Ben and Jerry's, Cucina (salad bar/decent prepared food). On 57th between 5th and 6th is Mangia, similar to Cucina, but a huge, fresh, salad bar. On 57th between 6th and 7th is Angelo's, sit down place for thin crust pizza, pasta. Good luck.

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      Cpalms RE: Julie H. May 24, 2001 11:50 AM

      I was just going to post a message to ask if anybody knew where to get a Cobb salad in a sit down restaurant in the same neihborhood when I saw this post .....Rue 57 (on 57th & 6th, pretty good bistro food and sushi, a little pricey but what isn't in midtown) has a good one but I've had it so often I'm getting tired of it....any suggestions?????

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        Michele Cindy RE: Julie H. May 25, 2001 09:11 AM

        Thanks for the suggetions. I wondered around and none of the places I passed by seemed to be what I was in the mood for (which I really didn't know either). I passed by a place called "Menchanko-Tei". I hadn't been there before and as I waited on line to be seated I looked to my right and saw a Jim Leff Chowhound plaque! I said to myself this must be the right place. I ordered the Menchanko and it hit the spot. Except for this glooy blob of white stuff the soup was fine.

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          ironmom RE: Michele Cindy May 26, 2001 04:59 PM

          "Gooey blob of white stuff"--mochi?

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            Michele Cindy RE: ironmom May 29, 2001 08:46 AM

            I don't know what it was, it was square shaped, and like eating wet dough. Blech!

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              ironmom RE: Michele Cindy May 29, 2001 06:09 PM

              Sounds like mochi--a Japanese favorite, made from sweet rice dough. Not for everyone.

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