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Lunch between 59 and 42 on the east side, preferably between lex and 5th

Tal Dec 5, 2006 05:27 PM

I'm trying to generate a list to expand my lunch options. All cuisine and price points welcome.

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    haleyjen Dec 7, 2006 01:38 PM

    I used to work over there also. Tao has a nice $20 lunch. David Burke at Bloomingdales. Cafe Fonduta on 57th for create your own pasta. Prime Burger.

    1. hotdishandkimchi Dec 6, 2006 09:34 PM

      Slightly outside your boundaries, but on 41st and Madison is Cafe Zaiya which is a super budget friendly cafeteria style Japanese place. It's great! There are lots of different options such as rice bowls with marinated beef or tofu, bento boxes, sushi, tossed salad bar, noodles to order, hot food and best of all, a Beard Papa!

      1. PlomeekSoup Dec 6, 2006 08:06 PM

        Since I work within that area of Manhattan and often have to make lunch reservations, I use opentable.com to find places based on location, cuisine and price. Some of the swankier places that leap to mind are:

        Inagiku
        Lever House
        Ribot
        Solera
        The Modern
        Estiatorio Milos
        Mint
        Domenico

        For the more budget-conscious:
        Tanaka
        Bistro
        Blockheads
        Darbar

        You can also use something like seamlessweb.com to search based on your zip code and peruse the delivery menus.

        Good luck!

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