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May 6, 2007 08:16 PM

Bang for the buck lunch spots

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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  1. 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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    1. re: RGR

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

      1. re: jackieparis

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

      2. re: RGR

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

        1. re: Chookie

          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

          1. re: Chookie

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

        2. 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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          1. Fleur de Sel
            Perry St.

            1. 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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              1. re: tertzel

                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.

                1. re: tertzel

                  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

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