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chowNYC Jul 25, 2007 07:15 AM

Looking for a place within a few blocks of Madison Square Park that's fast and easy and relatively inexpensive to eat (no, not Shake Shack - lines too long). Can be extremely casual along the lines of a sandwich/salad place. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    DJS Jul 30, 2007 12:36 PM

    I love Eisenberg's, too, but if you're looking for some with a few more things on the menu -- or even just a bigger table -- the Comfort Diner is just across 23rd Street.

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      LloydG Jul 30, 2007 11:06 AM

      If you like gazpacho, the City Market Cafe on the west side of 5th Avenue btwn 22nd and 23rd is excellent.

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        Lucia Jul 25, 2007 02:16 PM

        I think there's a 'wichcraft around there. Not revelatory, but pretty good.
        City Bakery

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          salmonskin Jul 26, 2007 04:22 PM

          Katie Rolls on 27th and Lexington for tasty and cheap Indian wraps.

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            Blumie Jul 26, 2007 04:33 PM

            I got delivery from Katie Rolls for the first time recently. I spiced them up with some insanely hot Mexican hot sauce, and they were awesome!

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          mr_seabass Jul 25, 2007 12:03 PM

          Benvenute Cafe on the corner of Broadway and 23rd has great salads and sandwiches. Don't eat in the restaurant section, just the section with the salad bar.

          If you get one of the seats at the counter facing NW, you have a fantastic view of the park.

          1. via jon Jul 25, 2007 08:14 AM

            Not sure if Lamazou will be too far out for you? It's on 28th and Lex.

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              via jon Jul 25, 2007 10:33 AM

              Sorry, on 28th and 3rd.

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              Blumie Jul 25, 2007 07:23 AM

              Blue Dog Cafe, on 25th Street just west of 6th Avenue. Great sandwiches and salads.

              1. LeahBaila Jul 25, 2007 07:20 AM

                Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, Lenny's, Eisenberg's

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                  chowNYC Jul 25, 2007 07:45 AM

                  Lenny's and Eisenberg's look perfect. Thanks!

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                    pronek Jul 25, 2007 01:18 PM

                    Second Eisenberg's. Not too many places like this left in NYC, alas...

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