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Chelsea - 11th Ave?

johnblacksox Mar 2, 2008 05:49 PM

We're going to some galleries around 11th ave & 24th st next weekend, are there any decent places for lunch within walking distance? I'm not familiar with the area.

I'd like a place with wine, and good service; expensive is ok, but not necessary.

I like french, argentinian, vietnamese, american, italian.


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    Lucia Mar 2, 2008 06:05 PM

    Tia Pol and El Quinto Pino aren't in the food categories you listed, but they're great. Cookshop would also be good for lunch.

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    1. re: Lucia
      hungry_fox Mar 3, 2008 10:41 AM

      I whole heartedly second Tia Pol

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      Snaps Mar 2, 2008 06:10 PM

      For cute Italian and a very good price point, check out Pepe Giallo on 10th at 25th. Since you like Vietnamese, I would suggest walking over to Omai on 9th at 20th, but I believe they are only open for dinner.

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      1. re: Snaps
        Pan Mar 5, 2008 12:31 AM

        Yeah, I would say Pepe Giallo, also. When I'm in the area to go to art shows, I like to get a panino there, and they do a really good job.

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        nyebaby37 Mar 3, 2008 05:34 AM

        Moran's is 10&20th, good chow, nice atmosphere.

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        1. re: nyebaby37
          LNG212 Mar 3, 2008 05:56 AM

          And if it's cold outside, get a seat by the fireplace.

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          kobetobiko Mar 3, 2008 07:46 AM

          If you are going during weekends, you can try Cookshop (american) on 20th St & 10 Ave. They offer brunch on weekends and it is delicious! Particularly their egg and bacon dishes. They also have a bar with a good selection of wine.

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            johnblacksox Mar 3, 2008 09:24 AM

            Cool, thanks for all the advice! Yes, it will be Saturday. I'm not much of a brunch person, I'd rather a normal lunch menu.

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              mrnyc Mar 4, 2008 09:12 AM

              you didn't mention this category, but i often end up here after a tiring walk around the galleries -- HALF KING. it's a tavern that is comfortable when it isnt overrun and has ok tavern food.

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