casual lunch near MOMA
Any good italian or Mexican for a casual lunch after MOMA.
Not exactly what you asked for, but La Bonne Soupe (bistro fare) is a decent casual (but still "sit-down") lunch. 48 W 55th St (btw 5th & 6th aves)
Why not have lunch at MoMA? Their casual cafe (you order at a counter and they bring to your table) is quite good. Maybe more casual than what you are looking for, but I really enjoyed my lunch there. La Bonne Soupe gets very crowded. There's also a pretty good Japanese restaurant, not too expensive, on 52nd near Fifth, north side of street - anyone remember the name?
What do you mean by casual? If you mean take-out lunch places there is a food court-type arcade under Rockefeller Center. You enter by going into the tallest building (the one behind the gold Prometheus statue) and down one floor by stairs. There you will find a variety of casual purveyors: a salad place, a takeout sushi place, sandwiches, takeout Italian and burritos etc that service the office workers in the building. Seating is get-what-you-can in the atrium nearby. Most of the places aren't great, but if you only want to spend a few bucks and you want a variety of foods to choose from it's not a terrible option. Unfortunately, the MOMA area isn't exactly budget so the choices of that nature are limited.