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saturday lunch in media

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Looking for a place to meet sister for saturday lunch in august. Any ideas?

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  1. I don't know if they're open for lunch, but the only place I miss since moving out of Media is Nooddi, the Noodle Bar. It's called Nadia Thai now. Excellent noodle dishes.

    1. I also highly recommend Nadia's. Just ate there last night actually. I'm also partial to the fish & chips at Sligo.

      1. I also like Nadia's, tho' know that from State St. the sign still stays Nooddi, so don't drive right by it.

        I also really like the sandwiches at Seven Stones Cafe, but it's more of a coffee shop atmosphere, so it depends what you're looking for (tho' it's a cozy type coffee shop and they do bring the sandwiches to you after you've ordered them at the counter). Their desserts look heavenly tho' I haven't had one, I think they're from LeBus Bakery (and they use La Colombe coffee).

        I've seen a couple of other interesting looking places but haven't tried them yet to vouch for them.

        1. If you are up for indian, Sheree E Punjab has a great buffet at lunch (even on weekends) for like $10/person.
          Another nice option is La Belle Epoque for brunch. I recommend the omelets and the salads.

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          1. re: artsandcrafts

            totally agree- the new indian place does have delicious buffet.

          2. Sheree e punjab is definitely a winner, the new panini shop on Jackson street is great too but no seating, also kofee korner is ok for a quick bite.

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            1. re: mygigson

              where is the new panini shop? my office is at 2nd & Jackson.

            2. Check out the post re: diner in Media by procrabber.

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              1. re: Bigley9

                Oh-Kay. Just found the place on my own, thank you. The post you referred to, Biggs, didn't mention where it was on Jackson, unless I'm blind. Which is a distinct possibility.
                Anyway, for everyone's edification, the name of the panini shop is "House". It is located at 110 S. Jackson St. So if you are walking/driving toward Baltimore Pike, it is on the right, past State St.
                I had their panini special, Turkey topped w/turkey bacon, avocado and a spicy remoulade, then grilled of course. Very good. They had samples of homemade gazpacho which was ok, it was warm from sitting out and a little too garlicky for my taste (I was in Spain this summer and had some incredible gazpacho there, so I may be setting the bar a little too high). I also got the chocolate banana bread pudding and it did nothing for me. A little on the dry side, but it is a very big helping loaded w/chocolate chunks and banana slices.
                I will go back. The owners are extremely nice and I hope they make it since good places to eat in Media are few and far between. Prices are reasonable also. The sandwich was $6 and the bread pudding which really is big enough for two, is $2.50.

                1. re: Rondo

                  Wasn't replying to you Ronds. I am a city chick - I don't know Media from Wayne. I was just saying the post regarding the diner looked interesting for lunch. The reference to the panini place was coincidental.

                  1. re: Bigley9

                    Not a problem. I can say there must have been a big sea change (no pun intended) at the Court Diner. For years it was really below average. Might be worth a shot.

                  2. re: Rondo

                    I disagree. Their gazpacho is out of control!!! Not too garlicky at all. Maybe they revamped their recipe for it because the pint I bought was superb. Sweet, and seasoned perfectly. This place is like my new favorite spot in Media...with an hour break for lunch I get to enjoy myself away from State street with some great food. I found out today that the owner cooked at a few of my favorite dinner spots in Philly...chef at RX (when they were good), chef at La Terrasse, chef at Caribou Cafe, Moshulu, and Le bec fin. He roasts all his own meats, uses his own stocks for his soups (try the cream of mushroom it is outstanding), and his wife bakes all the desserts. The negative points are that it's a pretty small space, they sell out of all their desserts by like noon, there is a little wait for sandwiches (10-15 min at peak.. if you're in a rush to get back to work go get pizza) because everything is fresh and made to order, and most of his stuff is take-out, but I know they do tons and tons of catering on the side. They are also the nicest couple who absolutely LOVE what they do. I can't rave about them enough. Best lunch spot in Media to date....

                    1. re: iheartfoodalways

                      Glad to hear the gazpacho is good. As I said, it was warm on the day I got the sample so it really wasn't optimal. I will definitely get a carton of it the next time I am there. Went a second time a couple of weeks ago and it was very good again. Also, thankfully, it seems to be attracting enough biz, so hopefully it will be around for a long time. Media needs a good lunch time spot like this. It looks like Azie, the new restaurant by the owners of Teikoku has a little ways to go before they open. I've got high hopes for that as well.

                      1. re: Rondo

                        I'm excited that Media is finally gaining some great exposure as far as restaurants go....I know that the owner from HOUSE was looking for another spot (bigger) to possibly open a restaurant in the future...Hope that happens for them...and for me :) Media is in need of some good food! Can't wait for Azie to open...