Casual Soho Lunch
Any recommendations for someplace casual to get lunch in Soho? Going to Pilates tomorrow in Tribecca with a friend, and we usually go to the West Village to have lunch. Tomorrow we're going to wander through SoHo for a bit, and we might grab a bite to eat.
Obviously we won't be dressed for a place like Balthazar, so any other lunch places would be greatly appreciated.
Rialto's good -- nice garden too. I don't like Cafe Colonial. The place looks great, but the food never tastes as good as it looks. I also recommend Cafe Habana on Elizabeth & Prince. Get the corn and the steak or the pulled pork. I like Fanelli's, but the burger was disappointing -- not cooked to correct done-ness, and the meat didn't taste fresh.
I'm also a Cafe Gitane fan. It's hard to get a seat, but most of the food is good, and it has a nice vibe.
BTW, Balthazar is fine with casual dress. If that's what's holding you back, don't worry about it. It is a lot more crowded for lunch on end-of-week days, though.
Snack is great, on thompson between prince and spring, cute little place with delicious marinated veggie and meat sandwiches, salads, etc
Once upon a tart, I think on sullivan between prince and houston--there is take out and also a cafe (I like the tomato tarte but the sandwiches are great too)
malumpos--great italian sandwiches (but only take out)
I love balthazar always
Fanelli's is great old bar/burger place
Blue Ribbon Bakery on Downing and bedford is great
Inos for panini, on bedford between downing and 6th
I'm sure I'm forgetting something