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Lunch Upper East Side (near 53th)

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One-day trip to NYC around 53rd and Lex. Looking for a special lunch -- perhaps prix fixe Eat anything except steak! Would Aquavit be a good pick?

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    1. re: fershore

      Let me add -- I need to function for an afternoon meeting -- Mexican a bit too heavy!

      1. re: Marissa

        You can have Mexican that is (1) not Tex/Mex and (2) not heavy. Pampano, on 49th, b/t 2nd & 3rd, serves delicious modern Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on fish and seafood. The offer a 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $25. Very nice atmospherics.

        http://www.modernmexican.com/pampano

        Montparnasse, on 51st, b/t 2nd & 3rd, is pleasant French bistro with good food. They have a 3-course "Business Lunch" for $19.95.

        http://www.montparnasseny.com