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Lunch near the Flatiron

brownie12 Jan 4, 2007 07:11 AM

What are some great (preferably inexpensive) places to eat lunch around the Flatiron building?

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    sfogliatelle RE: brownie12 Jan 4, 2007 12:32 PM

    i dunno about inexpensive but beppe is on 22nd and park... the old town bar is on e 18th and park (i think) and it's kind of a run down pub but they actually have really good hot dogs... inexpensive definitely... those were my two favs when working in the area...

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      maria_nyc RE: brownie12 Jan 4, 2007 02:48 PM

      Try Fleur de Sel (East 20th Street?) I believe they have a prixe-fix menu.


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        parkslopemama RE: maria_nyc Jan 4, 2007 04:52 PM

        I second the motion for Fleur de Sel. The $25 pre-fixe lunch is a good deal, considering how fantastic the food is. (Of course, I can't resist getting wine too, so it ends up being a very expensive lunch after all.)

        Also, in season, the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park in fun.

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        chocokitty RE: brownie12 Jan 4, 2007 04:31 PM

        If you want to go Asian, you can try Rickshaw Dumpling on 23rd St between 6th Ave & Broadway. If you happen to like chocolate, go for their chocolate dumplings. (I know it's more in the Chelsea area)

        You can also try Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop on 5th Ave between 22 & 23 St.

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          jakew8 RE: chocokitty Jan 4, 2007 08:25 PM

          +1 for Rickshaw (my favorites are the Duck and Thai Chicken). I'd pass on the chocolate dumplings (too runny inside; too chewy outside) but they're cheap so try them if you'd like.

        2. thievery RE: brownie12 Jan 4, 2007 10:13 PM

          SAPA (24th btwn 5th & 6th) started serving lunch recently. Reasonably priced, interesting combo bento boxes:


          Just be sure to call beforehand because they often rent out the space for TV/Film shoots during the day.

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