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can anyone recommend a restaurant near moma?

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

    1. 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.

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

          1. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: scooter

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

              2. 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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                1. re: tbear

                  La Grenouille is closed for summer vacation until September.

                2. 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

                  1. Definitely the Modern.

                    1. 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. oops, thanks wilfred