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Mar 23, 2007 05:06 PM

Lunch near the Flatiron building

Working near the Flatiron building until June. I was wondering if there's anything that's good and cheap nearby. Seems like slim pickings except for some run of the mill deli/buffet places.

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  1. Try: Tisserie, Rickshaw Dumplings, Mangia, Lenny's

    1. Shake Shack
      City Bakery (though it can add up)
      Taralluci e Vino
      Cafe Medina

      1. Shake shack, shake shack, shake shack.

        Isn't there a 'wichcraft around there?

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        1. re: rose water

          There will be a 'wichcraft coming soon (I think on 20th near Bwy).

          1. re: LFeinberg

            The cafe in the Equinox Health Club on Broadway btw 20th and 21st St is open to the public and not bad for the money.

            There is a Chipotle at about 18th Street and Broadway.

            You're right abut the neighborhood!!!

        2. Try the Tamarind cafe (not the main restaurant)- they serve delicious wraps. Haven't been there for a while, but the quality was always superb.

          Also, Via Emilia is near. It's a long time since I have been (I haven't ever been to the new location), but it used to be inexpensive and high quality.

          Eisenberg's is a favorite.

          How about Mangia on 23rd, or even Rickshaw?

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          1. re: mr_seabass

            I second Eisenberg's. Try the tuna in the city.

            1. re: Unpossible

              ...and the BEST grilled cheese in the city, too!

              1. re: LFeinberg

                Hahaha...I've come to value your opinion, LFeinberg, but here we'll have to agree to disagree, unless the sandwich is appreciably better at the counter than it is delivered. Don't get me wrong, I love love love Eisenberg's, but I had the floppiest, saddest grilled cheese ever from them, I had to peel it off the foil wrapper! But they make one of my favorite hot pastrami sandwiches anywhere.

                1. re: ballulah

                  You're cute! I've never had delivery from Eisenberg's, but I can tell you that the counter served grilled cheese brings back happy memories of childhood. It's no-nonsense, not fancy...just buttery white bread grilled to a golden brown oozing with American cheese. Yum! :)

          2. Check the side streets below 23rd for some good eats. There's a great coffee shop/sandwich shop on 20th between 5th & 6th (Spoon), on 19th there is Uncle Moe's for good, cheap tacos, on 18th there is City Bakery and the Cupcake Cafe. On 17th there is Petite Abeille.

            Eisenberg's and Rickshaw were both great suggestions. Don't hold your breath for 'wichcraft, that place has been threatening to open for months and months.

            You're within easy delivery distance for RICE on Lexington, which is great for lunch.

            And I kind of like NY Burger Co when I'm in the mood for a burger or a big salad, there are two, one on 6th Ave between 21st & 22nd, and another on Park just above 23rd.

            If you're in the mood to walk a little further west on 23rd and 7th is RUB. I keep hearing it's NYC's best BBQ.

            And the pizza is very very good at Bravo Pizza on 5th Ave between 19th & 20th, for those days when you really need a slice. Fresh mozzarella is better than the regular slice.

            OH! And Republic in Union Square. The delivery is unbelievably fast, and the food is interesting and tasty.

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            1. re: ballulah

              I went to Rub last summer and ordered the brisket and it wasn't that big of a deal.

              Horrible service too. I went around 2PM and the place wasn't busy at all (there were maybe four tables seated inside) and the waiters were nowhere to be found. I had to wait forever to get a refill for my water.