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Sep 18, 2006 07:14 PM

Best Prix Fixe Lunches in City

I'll be visiting NY in a couple weeks and figure the best bang-for-the-buck in terms of eating nicely could be prix fixe lunches. I've heard Fleur de Sel, Tocquerville, Devi and Gotham Bar and Grill all offer really great values. Of those four, what shouldn't I miss (I realize they are very different cuisines) Any other prix fixe recommendations?

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  1. I think Gotham's is the most consistent. Devi's, which I believe is also offered on Saturday, is excellent too.

    1. I would also reccomend the prix-fixe lunch @ Jean Georges.

      1. the best prix-fixe lunch in Manhattan is at Jean Georges.
        I am a BK/downtown guy, but this is worth the trip uptown.
        two-course lunch for $28, and it might be the best thing
        you eat while you are here. Def. make a reservation.

        1. I actually would rank Gotham at the bottom of the four lunches you've mentioned. I find that their prix fixe offers only the most uninteresting items on the menu and that I often end up ordering off the "normal" menu in order to eat a good lunch.

          Devi is quite revelatory as a high-end Indian meal. I would highly recommend the Manchurian cauliflower and the Lamb Chops if you go there.

          Fleur de Sel and Tocqueville are fine restaurants and a bit more formal than Gotham or Devi. I have found their prix fixe lunches consistently far more interesting than Gotham's and would recommend either for a quiet, excellent French meal.

          1. I second the aforementioned items on Devi's menu. Even taking into account its a $24 prix fixe, I thought Fleur de Sel's portions were too small.