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Jan 10, 2007 10:36 PM

financial district lunch HELP!

i am in desperate need for new options for lunch in the financial district.
please help.

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  1. Do you like Les Halles on John Street? I personally have always enjoyed my meals there. The best mussels I ever had in Manhattan came from Les Halles.

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    1. re: Angelina

      I really want to like Les Halles but find it very inconsistent. Read the reviews on

    2. The new English import sushi joint in the WFC is pretty good. Names escapes me.

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      1. re: jdmetz

        That's Itsu. It will only work for people like fusion-Japanese (not remotely close to authentic). It's more like spa food...

        Where have you been going for lunch in the past? If you do a search in the Manhatton there have been several discussion on dining options in downtown...

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        1. my favorite is now ACQUA at Peck Slip, a pionieer in the south Street Seaport Historic District formerly known as Quartino. Nice atmosphere, friendly service and great great authentic healthy Italian food. previously owned by a grouf of italian medical doctors is now the beloved project of two Italian journalist who eat there with their friends and colleagues. It's like 'Cucina Di Mamma" but run by a great chef, Mr. Santoro, born and educated in the culinary arts in Italy.

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            1. re: andrew07

              Acqua is good. The poster may also want to do a sort on by the "financial district" neighborhood. Donald Sachs in the WFC center is good, Suspenders on the West Side near Exchange is pubby but has good food. Mangia is okay, but casual (probably not appropriate for a business lunch). Zaitzeff is good, small & a little pricey but fresh/organic. There a lots of new restaurants pening on Front Street near Acqua if you want the East side.

            2. Bull Run is down there, but I don't know much about it.