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jen1234 Jul 27, 2007 10:12 AM

I need a place near Bryant Park or Grand Central that's not expensive -- just a cute place to meet my mom on a Saturday afternoon for salad/sandwiches. Any ideas?

  1. LeahBaila Aug 3, 2007 05:37 AM

    Dishes on 45th between 5th and Madison

    1. NiKoLe1625 Aug 2, 2007 02:57 PM

      What about Fred's at Barney's? They have GREAT salads and sandwiches!

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        Palate Jul 27, 2007 01:01 PM

        the panini at 'witchcraft in Bryant Park are quite good and reasonably priced, so if its nice outside you can enjoy them and the peoplewatching.

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          christinaemcc Jul 27, 2007 10:26 AM

          Cafe Charlie - 40th between 5th & Madison. excellent sandwiches!
          Also, there are 2 places on 5th between 40th & 41st that are cute - an italian place (Crestanello?) --- there's a cafe place too (good sandwiches/soups)... i'm blanking on the name, it's "__________ & ___________" - similiar to "Dooney & Burke". this is gonna kill me until i remember. Stay away from Cafe Metro/Food Merchants.

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          1. re: christinaemcc
            LeahBaila Jul 27, 2007 10:27 AM

            davidburke at Bloomingdales?

            1. re: christinaemcc
              janethepain Jul 27, 2007 12:46 PM

              Ohh, Devon & Blakely, right? Haha yeah, I keep thinking Dooney and Burke, too.

              Stay far, far away from Cafe Metro.

              1. re: janethepain
                christinaemcc Jul 27, 2007 12:51 PM

                DEVON & BLAKELY!!! yes. hahaha.
                that place is good....

              2. re: christinaemcc
                inane Aug 2, 2007 11:46 AM

                Crestanello is closed. They have a sign that they are moving and to check their website for details, but the website is down.

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                Sambossanova Jul 27, 2007 10:23 AM

                This might not be the most traditional suggestion, but they do have sandwiches and a salad or two... Try the AQ cafe. Its a small order at the counter scandinavian food cafe that is delicious and a great deal. It is located on 38th and Park inside the scandinavian cultural center. When I went, it was pretty quiet inside but everyone seemed to be enjoying their food. Great swedish meatballs, smoked salmon, herring and other stuff too. About 7-13 a person I think.

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