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Hi, all! I'm taking Mom to lunch near MOMA. Unfortunately, she doesn't like spicy (i.e. Indian is out) or sushi. French or Italian might be best. Cost doesn't matter. Thanks in advance!

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  1. La Bonne Soupe.
    Yummy!

    1. The bar room at the Modern is quite nice. The Tea Room at Takashimya is also very cozy, and doesn't have much sushi, just delicious-ness. Two restaurants just across the street from MoMA on 54th street come highly regarded -- Il Gattopardo (Italian) and Grayz, which is new in the old Aqauvit location. Estatorios Milos has great fish -- it's over on 55th street.

      Let us know what you choose!

      1. Anthos is good greek. Alto is good for Italian. I love the Modern too.

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        1. re: G3B

          How about Circo, on 55th? Very pretty room and nice Italian food (the sons of the owner of Le Cirque.) Also, Michael's is great although if you aren't media elite you'll get seated in the back. To be honest, that room is actually prettier.

        2. BG at Bergdorf Goodman...I took my mom there for lunch the last time she was in town. Lovely dining room with great views of the Park. Very feminine and charming.

          1. You can also try Maze at the London Hotel (by Gordon Ramsay). The food is better than the Bar Room at the Modern IMO, and in general great for sharing as they are small plates. Service is definitely MUCH better than the Modern bar, and it is less crowded as well.

            1. Everyone, thanks so much for your suggestions. I am going to try all of them in the future. As for me and Mom, we were distracted by Barney's and ended up sitting at the bar at Fred's. I had the risotto special (asparagus, sundried tomato, and chevre) and it was absolutely incredible. Mom had a margherita pizza, also delicious. By the way, I learned that you can order half portions of the humongous salads and pastas. Thanks again for your suggestions!