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GHF Feb 4, 2008 10:58 PM

Need a place for lunch near Time Warner Center, no more than short cab ride. Already been to Bouchon and Jean Georges. What else should I try?

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  1. MMRuth Feb 5, 2008 03:18 AM

    My husband and I had an excellent lunch a couple of Saturdays ago at the new Blue Ribbon - on W. 58th Street, I think. I need to dig up my receipt, but I remember the Miso Marinated Black Cod and the Bone Marrow being amazing.

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      idia Feb 5, 2008 05:03 AM

      From Time Warner you can walk to Josephina's, or next door to Fiorello's, or next door to Bar Boulud.

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        cimui Feb 5, 2008 06:07 AM

        Maze at the Gordon Ramsay
        The Modern Dining Room at MOMA
        Aquavit (if it's on a weekend, try the brunch)

        maybe Insieme, though I think it's gone downhill since it first opened, less than a year ago

        Although i've enjoyed my meals at fiorello's and josephina's, i don't think they're in the same league as jean georges.

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          idia Feb 5, 2008 06:38 AM

          cimui: You are right. I thought about that after I posted it.

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            GHF Feb 5, 2008 08:27 PM

            The Modern was very good, we had dinner there. Maze looks very interesting, this could be a good place. How is the service? Looks like lunch starts at 12, and I'll need to get in a car and head to the airport at about 1pm.

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              cimui Feb 6, 2008 03:45 AM

              My two lunches there were pretty slow, but in part because I was there for business (and in part because I eat really slowly). If you let them know you need to be out within an hour, I'm sure they could accomodate. Service was friendly and discrete. No one hurried us out the door--which was good for our situation.

          2. LeahBaila Feb 5, 2008 06:17 AM

            You can't beat the $24.07 prix fixe lunch at Asiate, or the views!

            www.thelunchbelle.com

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              trishottawa Feb 5, 2008 08:58 AM

              Are most people still hungry after the prix fixe lunch or are the 2 plates substantial enough?

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                LeahBaila Feb 5, 2008 10:51 AM

                Totally substantial.

                www.thelunchbelle.com

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                  small h Feb 5, 2008 11:42 AM

                  Note that lunch at Asiate is served from 12 - 2, and if you arrive after 1:30 you will be, shall we say, discouraged from lingering. A few weeks after my meal there, that's what sticks in my mind. That, and the crazy busyness of the sashimi appetizer, which had about 50 ingredients.

            2. Miss Needle Feb 5, 2008 06:46 AM

              Don't know if you can secure a reservation in time, but Per Se is serving lunch now.

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                GHF Feb 5, 2008 08:27 PM

                They are?? I'll have to give them a call.

                Booked for date I need, but I'll be back in NY in April and will check it out then. Thanks!

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                metfan630 Feb 5, 2008 06:59 AM

                Can go for Mexican at the Rosa Mexicano nearby...other restaurants mentioned in this post are also very suitable - all depends on cuisine preference.

                Assume that you are lookin for nicer places based on the two already listed - there are a ton of nice options around that area, went to school real close to that area - nice variety, especially after TWC opened up.

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