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QUICK! I need lunch near 59th and Lex

Give me some good ideas!

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  1. BLT Steak on 57th between Park and Lex.

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    1. re: ronzen

      Not quite that fancy. something a bit more low key. take out even is fine.

    2. Palace coffee shop, 57th b/Park & Lex. Great roast turkey sandwiches.

      Bloomie's Burke in the Box, Time Out NY put it on their cheap eats list. Have not been.

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      1. re: shortstop

        went to burke. It was good but a bit overpriced

        1. re: alex70

          That place is disgusting. Sadly, there is not much attention paid to upkeep. I made a special trip to check the place out and to hunt down the Kobe hot dog I had heard about. It was $15 (IIRC) and everything was similarly overpriced. Set up cafeteria style, most items are either prepacked in plastic (salads, sandwiches, desserts) or sitting in warming trays (entrees) waiting for the next sucker. Don't waste your money or your time.

      2. Go to 59th between 2nd and 3rd Avenues to Katagiri. They have Japanese food in the front of the grocery store for takeout or to eat at the small bar. Sushi, bento boxes and some hot selections also. I just got a $7.00 bento box for lunch.

        1. Brio is pretty good. 60th and Lex, I think. It's a nice Italian bistro with some covered, outdoor seating, good pizzas and pastas and very reasonably priced.

          1. Brio is under construction. I would also say Burke in the Box, though I ate at Katagiri today too!

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            1. re: Bugsey34

              Is it closed down while they're working? That's good to know! Thanks.

            2. Brio has a little spinoff Italian gourmet takeout shop now, on 62nd between Lex and 3rd. The salami, cheese, and caprese sandwiches are freshly made and reasonably priced. The salads were ok, but a little too expensive.

              They have chilled cans of chinotto and aranciata for $1.

              1. If you like Indian food Agra is on 62nd and lex. Really fast and fresh food.