66th and 5th HELP!
hey i am staying at 66th and 5th ave for a few days and don't know anywhere in quick walking distance for a quick lunch, dinner or bagel. can you help? all the recs i can find seem to be at least 20 blocks uptown, which is fine for many meals, but sometimes you just want something quick!
Two favorites of mine - and they have the same owner - are pretty close to you. Bottega del Vino - 59th between Fifth and Madison, and Via Quadronno on 73rd between the same cross streets. Also great for breakfast - some of my favorite coffee in NYC. They both have panini, soups and salads, and Bottega has a more formal dining room in the back as well.
There's also a Viand Coffee Shop on Madison and maybe 61st Street - if you just walk south on Madison from 65th Street, you'll see it on the east side of the street.
25 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021
Bottega Del Vino
7 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
There's a little place on 65th St. just off Madison towards Fifth on the south side of the street - maybe Terra something. Been there a long time - should fit the bill, especially for breakfast. Found it! Terramare : 22 East 65th St. Find it on line at at menupages.com. And if you head east - over to Lexington Ave, that's where you'll find upscale diner places and moderate restaurants, a Hale & Hearty Soups at about 65th & Lex and lots of other stuff. It's 3 longish blocks to Lexington - the equiv of 4 uptown/downtown blocks. Head down from 65th & Lex rather than up.
try Serafina's on 61st (maybe 62nd?) btw park & madison. you can eat at the bar, consistent good food.
Viand is sort of an old fashioned coffee shop - nothing fancy, but I've enjoyed the occasional sandwich and milkshake there. Not a fan of Serafina - I think it's overpriced. Seems to be a favorite with visiting Europeans/Latin Americans, including my in-laws, for reasons I have yet to fathom.