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can anyone recommend a restaurant near moma?

lucymom Aug 1, 2006 02:55 PM

coming to ny from sf.

visiting the moma this saturday with the family. can anyone recommend a good lunch spot near this area?

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    selizara RE: lucymom Aug 1, 2006 03:39 PM

    How bout the restaurants _in_ MOMA? The Modern Bar Room has a great lunch, and even the cafes inside the museum are quite good.

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      cloudy RE: lucymom Aug 1, 2006 10:43 PM

      Does your family like Japanese noodle dishes? My standard lunch-near-MoMA spot is Menchanko-tei, on 55th between Fifth & Sixth. It's probably not great if your group is very big, though.

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        allkindsoffood RE: lucymom Aug 2, 2006 02:06 AM

        If you want sushi, Sushiya on 56th between 5th & 6th is quite good.

        1. tamasha RE: lucymom Aug 2, 2006 03:14 AM

          Burger Joint: http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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            eastvillagegirl RE: lucymom Aug 2, 2006 11:54 AM

            I love the China Grill in the CBS Building (called Black Rock). 60 West 53rd Street. www.chinagrillmgt.com. Make sure you try the calamari salad or the duck salad--they are both fantastic and large enough to share. I've always had great food here.

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              scooter RE: lucymom Aug 2, 2006 01:14 PM

              If you are looking for inexpensive, you might consider La Bonne Soupe, 48 W 55th St, for bistro fare. For midtown it is fairly comfortable atmosphere, too.

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                kvn RE: scooter Aug 2, 2006 05:26 PM

                I second La Bonne Soupe! easy, reasonable, and yummy.

              2. tbear RE: lucymom Aug 2, 2006 03:59 PM

                It may be the among the most expensivle places in Manhatten, but La Grenouille is also one of the best. Put on a jacket and treat yourself to restaurant experience that is a dying art. Have the Canelle de Brochette and don't skip the souffle which is still far and away the best in NYC. The kids need to learn how to be in a serious restaurant. 55th and 5th.

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                  Wilfrid RE: tbear Aug 2, 2006 04:29 PM

                  La Grenouille is closed for summer vacation until September.

                2. zGustibus RE: lucymom Aug 5, 2006 01:24 AM

                  What kind of food are you looking for? Does it have to be nice? If you are looking for cheap I would recommend:

                  Men Kui Tei for Ramen
                  Burger Joint for Burgers
                  Kati Roll for Indian Burritos
                  Margon or Cafe Cello for Cuban

                  for pictures and more info go to http://www.midtownlunch.com

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                    N_bodie RE: lucymom Aug 5, 2006 11:06 PM

                    Definitely the Modern.

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                      sarabeth721 RE: lucymom Aug 7, 2006 03:08 PM

                      I would agree with selizara...go inside MoMa...i ate at in the cafeteria and it was great, casual and lots of fun people watching

                      1. tbear RE: lucymom Aug 7, 2006 04:33 PM

                        oops, thanks wilfred

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