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Tal Aug 29, 2006 04:47 PM

Give me some good ideas!

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    jordana Aug 30, 2006 03:59 AM

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

    1. m
      Maxwell Aug 29, 2006 10:14 PM

      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. Bugsey34 Aug 29, 2006 09:15 PM

        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
          Jill Aug 31, 2006 02:37 PM

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

        2. Jill Aug 29, 2006 05:27 PM

          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.

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            sfslinky Aug 29, 2006 05:15 PM

            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.

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              shortstop Aug 29, 2006 05:08 PM

              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
                alex70 Aug 29, 2006 09:52 PM

                went to burke. It was good but a bit overpriced

                1. re: alex70
                  Pupster Aug 31, 2006 02:41 PM

                  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.

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                ronzen Aug 29, 2006 04:48 PM

                BLT Steak on 57th between Park and Lex.

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                1. re: ronzen
                  Tal Aug 29, 2006 04:50 PM

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

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