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Bang for the buck lunch spots

tertzel May 6, 2007 08:16 PM

Alright, in my day out in Manhattan, I am still looking for some good lunch spots. Price is not as important as it just being a good value really-- but Im not looking to blow the bank. I'll be at the Museum of Modern Art in the late morning, but then just random roaming around the city so I'm not restricted to location. Any help?!?!

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    RGR RE: tertzel May 6, 2007 08:56 PM

    Fleur de Sel is one of our favorites. The contemporary French cuisine is delicious, and I think the $29 3-course lunch prix-fixe is an excellent value.


    Devi is another favorite. Some of the most superb Indian cuisine around. Lunch is a 3-course prix-fixe for $24.07 -- a true bargain -- and all the selections are taken directly from the dinner menu.


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      jackieparis RE: RGR May 7, 2007 04:23 AM

      Turkish Kitchen is excellent and only $13.95 for a prix fixed menu.

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        kalyse RE: jackieparis May 7, 2007 06:08 AM

        check out gotham's prix fixe lunch. would highly recommend it for $27.


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        Chookie RE: RGR May 7, 2007 06:24 AM

        Second Fleur De Sel. I have not yet been to Devi, but have heard wonderful things. What do you recommend there?

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          RGR RE: Chookie May 7, 2007 09:01 AM

          The signature tandoor-grilled lamb is a must! It's on the lunch prix-fixe. If you're going for dinner, the tasting menu is the best way to go

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            fascfoo RE: Chookie May 8, 2007 08:29 AM

            I second the lamb chops. So flavorful and tender. I crave it sometimes.

        2. twiggles RE: tertzel May 7, 2007 08:23 AM

          for $28, the Jean Georges prix fixe lunch is really a great deal. superb food, excellent service, and a beautiful room. that's where i would go! and it's not far from MoMa.

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            kayonyc RE: twiggles May 8, 2007 11:44 AM

            I second JG.

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            Lucia RE: tertzel May 7, 2007 09:30 AM

            Fleur de Sel
            Perry St.

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              tertzel RE: tertzel May 7, 2007 08:07 PM

              Okay- apparently I should have inferred less pricey. Along the lines of Turkish Kitchen is sounding nice. Or somewhere around the park that does a good to-go lunch that I could eat in the park while people watching.

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                Miss Needle RE: tertzel May 8, 2007 05:01 AM

                I'd nominate Chola's buffet. Normally I'm not a fan of buffets, but this definitely is a notch above the rest. The buffet features both North Indian and South Indian foods. They also bring naan, samosa chaat and a mini dosa to your table. You can go to Central Park afterwards to walk off your meal. It's about $14.

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                  fascfoo RE: tertzel May 8, 2007 08:30 AM

                  See if you can find a halal cart around. 4-5 bucks for a large heaping of basmati rice, lamb bits, hot and white sauce all in a self-contained..err container. Delicious and super filling.

                  1. re: fascfoo
                    tommyk7 RE: fascfoo May 8, 2007 11:36 AM

                    Naples 45 (200 Park Ave - Grand Central) has pizza slices for $1.35 after 2:00 PM

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