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Now working at 51st and Lex - what's around?

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adam Sep 7, 2006 04:32 PM

I just started working at 51st and Lex.

Aside from overpriced places to get big but unimpressive sandwiches, what is there?

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    mimolette Sep 8, 2006 04:22 AM

    Katsu-Hama 47th st. between Madison and 5th. Wu Liang Ye 48th st between 5th and 6th.

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      cfrick004 Sep 7, 2006 08:13 PM

      Fresco on the go (52 or 53 between Park and Madison)
      Hale & Hearty (54th & Lex)
      Chop't (52nd and Lex)

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        RGR Sep 7, 2006 07:57 PM

        You don't say if you're interested in sit-down lunches, but in case you are...

        Montparnasse, on 51st, b/t 2nd & 3rd, is a pleasant French bistro. In addition to the a la carte menu, there is a 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $19.95.

        http://www.montparnasseny.com

        Pampano, on 49th, b/t 2nd & 3rd, serves excellent modern Mexican cuisine. A la carte + a 3-course lunch prixe for $25.
        (Note: Nearby is the Pampano Tacqueria. Take-out and delivery only.
        )
        http://www.modernmexican.com/pampano

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          David B Sep 7, 2006 05:57 PM

          Do a search on the Manhattan Board for "Midtown East lunch" and you'll find a ton of suggestions. There are a lot of us in the same boat. That said, there's the Daisy May BBQ Cart on 47th and Park, Zip Burger on 52nd and 2nd, both Quiznos (50 & 3rd) and Chipotle (52nd and Lex) for higher end fast food (beware that Chipotle is constantly mobbed) and you're within walking distance of several good Halal food carts, to name just a few.

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