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May 9, 2008 09:01 AM

Good lunch spots near 57th and Madison

Just started working in the hood and need reasonably priced yummy options for eats. Any ideas?

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  1. I work on 59th and Lex. Yummy gourmet deli- Sunberries- on 60th and park. Chop't salad on 56th between Madison and Park. Next to Chopt is a Cosi, Fusia- quick asian, including sushi, not spectacular, emphasizing the quick- on 56th and lexington. If you are willing to take a walk on a nice day- 805 3rd avenue between 49 and 50 in the crystal pavillion food court is Pampano Taqueria. Delicious!

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    1. re: Tal

      Thanks Tal! Since my posting, I've also discovered Our Place Shanghai Tea Garden...exceptional soup dumplings and shredded beef lunch special!

    2. I have a certain fondness for Astra in the D&D building. It's on Third between 57th & 58th (I think). It's a great place for a fast sit down lunch.

      1. For take-out, Mangia on 57th between 5th and 6th is very good. Marche Madison on 58th between Madison and Park is also pretty good, though a bit on the pricey side.

        For a quicker sit-down lunch, Cinema Cafe on 60th between Madison and Park is very good. Gene's Diner is also a nice option (across the street from Mangia) if you're looking for a quick greasy spoon lunch.

        1. serafina for sure...great pizza's. i think its on 61st and madison