Lunch today Dec 28, currently in West midtown
Well- I am bored - I have been on chowhound all day - the office is dead so I think I am going to treat myself to an extended lunch and then call it a day. My office is at 40th and 6th - any recommendations on a place where I can treat myself without going overboard.
#1 - I would rather it be somewhere in midtown since I live on the east side near the UN.
#2 - It would be affordable - $25 or less before a glass of vino
#3 - not Szechuan Gourmet - I love it and eat there all of the time
#4 - It will feel like a treat
The clock is ticking - all suggestions are appreciated.
I'm blanking on any great suggestions but I work a few blocks away and just returned from the local salad place and want to warn you that it will take a long time to get anywhere as the neighborhood is overrun with tourists - this year is much worse than years past. The only place I can think of that is remotely different and interesting but not too expensive is Yum Thai on 44th and 6th, but I think you want a bit nicer than that. Good luck!
Go for the lunch buffet at Utsav Indian, 46th or so and 6th Avenue.
Wonderful food, pleasant setting, and reasonable: about $14-15.
I ended up at one of my favorites - the barroom at the Modern. I ended up meeting a friend that worked around the corner. We split a tarte flambee and then I had poached egg in a jar with lobster and salsify. It was great. I will check out Whym next time. Thanks for the suggestion.