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ISO decent, inexpensive weekend lunch within 15 min. of Lincoln Center

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I work in the Village and live on S.I., so am pretty clueless about this. There's a conference at the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham this Saturday/Sunday.

I checked the boards but came up with little. Is there anything worth going to within a, say, 10-block radius. We have 90 minutes for lunch and several are students.

Type of food is extremely flexible. The main criteria are location, quality, and cost.

Is there any hope?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Bouchon Bakery in Time Warner Center

    1. How about getting pizza in Whole Foods at the bottom of the Time Warner Center? The pizza is very good.

      1. fiorella's. literally across the street from the lincoln center. they have some options that are pricey but their thin crust pizzas are SO good, huge, and reasonably priced.

        1. Josies is good.

          1. I'd vote for Whole Foods in the basement of Time Warner, Columbus Circle. Quality of all the perpared food is superb- sushi, pizza, indian, prepared salads, etc. Cost is reasonable and location is perfect.

            1. Le Pain Quotidien for salads, soups, sandwiches (65th st.), Shun Lee Cafe for dim sum or other Chinese dishes (across from LPQ), or you could try the new PJ Clarkes (pub food) that just opened across the street from Lincoln Center. Food at Whole Foods is good but that place is a mob scene.

              1. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many replies--thank you! So it looks like there is hope!

                1. I would avoid Whole Foods/Time Warner because of the crowds, especially given the fact that you'll have students with you. I would recommend PJ Clarkes, which will offer decent pub type food (and a very good burger, if the new location is on the mark). I would also recommend. Fiorella's is a good choice for their pizza, but, like ss2001 mentioned, be careful of the rest of the menu because it can get expensive (not to say it's not good).

                  1. Whym on 9th between 58th and 57th does a pretty decent lunch and I most of the entrees are 9.99 with a coffee or soft drink. its not that large so perhaps not suitable for the whole group.
                    Otherwise check out Strokos Cafe on 10th and 58th-I recommend the upstairs cafe for nicer seating-they will also order you anything from the downstairs deli and bring it up.