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Looking for a suggestion for lunch

cbk523 Nov 9, 2007 06:57 AM

I'll be at 39th and 7th, but I'll take a taxi....can someone please suggest a great place for lunch?


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    RGR Nov 9, 2007 02:07 PM

    Osteria Gelsi, on the corner of 9th Av. & 38th St., has lots of interesting salads on the menu. I recently had the pear poached in red wine with arugula, Gorgonzola, bacon, and walnuts in a lemon dressing. Major Yum!!


    Edited to add: I just noticed your preference for trendy. Well, Gelsi is not that, but it is very attractive and comfortable.

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    1. re: RGR
      cbk523 Nov 16, 2007 03:29 PM

      spiritchaser....thank you....that place sounds perfect!

      1. re: cbk523
        Spiritchaser Nov 16, 2007 03:48 PM

        Let us know what you think of the place afterwards.

    2. Spiritchaser Nov 9, 2007 07:02 AM

      Maze at The London

      1. dkstar1 Nov 9, 2007 06:59 AM

        Insieme. Walk north on 7th Ave a few blocks (777 7th Avenue).

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        1. re: dkstar1
          cbk523 Nov 9, 2007 07:03 AM

          Thanks dk...I googled it and it looks great but I should have specified.
          I love a great salad in a trendy atmosphere. I love Mangia, but there is no place to sit. I never went upstairs....is it nice up there?

          1. re: cbk523
            dkstar1 Nov 9, 2007 07:18 AM

            hmmm. You might like Whym. I think their salads are the best items on the menu. It's not exactly fine dining, and it's a step up from Mangia but not too far off from the price point.

            1. re: cbk523
              aimeezing1 Nov 9, 2007 04:07 PM

              The restaurant section of Mangia is very nice - they have both a salad bar (it is plentiful but small as compared to the downstairs choices) and a nice menu, with salads and small pizzas.

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