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Lunch in the Financial District

I've been working in the Financial District for 7 years, and I have to say I am ambivalent about every restaurant down here. Been there, done that. Does anyone have any suggestions for places downtown that are either new or out-of-the-way that I may not have heard of?

Thanks!

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  1. I used to work in that area. That's a tough area. There's wonderful Middle Eastern at Alfanoose on Maiden Lane. There are a couple of places on Stone -- a square pizza place comes to mind. I forgot the name -- Adreienne's?

    1. Yup, the pizza place is called Adrienne's Pizza Bar. Same owners run Financier, which has a nice pissaladiere and such; one on Stone, another on William (I think?) north of Pine, and another in WFC 4. Liberty View (on the west side) has pretty good soup dumplings, considering it's not in Chinatown and all.

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        1. re: LFeinberg

          I believe they also own Nelson Blue on Front Street. Not a fan of Adrienne's (too small, noisy and crowded, poor service, 2 hours for a pizza delivery). Love Financier (3 locations).

      1. Pranzo Pizza is great and there is a Daisy May's cart on Wall Street. Check out there Texas Chili ... it is awesome. Make sure to ask for the Tortilla's that are not heated to go along with it. There is also a great Italian lunch place on Pearl between Whitehall and Broad that I am blanking on the name. Worth a try. Good Luck.

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        1. re: shazanger

          Is the Italian place Rosario's? they also have monstrous slices of red velvet cake and chocolate cake.

        2. If you want some good Cuban food you can try Sophie's on New street btwn Beaver and Exchange. They got Cuban sandwhiches to go and is always crowded around lunch time.

          1. There is a cute little place called Dodo in Peck Slip. I wrote a little blurb on it in another post. Very healthy food and quiet, it has a view of the B'lyn bridge.

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            1. re: Nikki NYC

              DoDo is really good. I had lunch there this week. There are several recent posts you might want to search this site.