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Lunch in the Financial District

ymbvpoy Feb 9, 2007 07:12 AM

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?


  1. Miss Needle Feb 12, 2007 02:52 PM

    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?

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      mxpark Feb 12, 2007 03:33 PM

      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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        LFeinberg Mar 27, 2007 02:17 PM

        Ditto to Adrienne's!

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          financialdistrictresident Jun 14, 2007 10:43 AM

          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).

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        shazanger Feb 13, 2007 05:54 PM

        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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          johnnyappleseed Mar 27, 2007 02:15 PM

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

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            shazanger Jun 14, 2007 10:38 AM

            That's the place.

        2. designerboy01 Mar 27, 2007 12:52 PM

          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. Nikki NYC Mar 27, 2007 03:36 PM

            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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              financialdistrictresident Jun 14, 2007 10:44 AM

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

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                financialdistrictresident Oct 29, 2007 05:02 PM

                DoDo has been closed for awhile now.

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                nokitsch Mar 28, 2007 07:01 AM

                For me it's one and only one - Les Halles on John St. Great steaks, not too expensive, and it doesn't have that Wall St. suit vibe that places like Bobby Van's and Bull Run exude (pukes).

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                  financialdistrictresident Jun 14, 2007 10:45 AM

                  I'm glad you had good experiences. My experiences were different. Noisy, inconsistent food & service.

                2. Hanachan Mar 28, 2007 08:02 PM

                  Zen Palate opened this past Monday on John Street (towards Water St). Fyi.

                  1. financialdistrictresident Jun 14, 2007 10:41 AM

                    Table Tales.

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