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Anniversary lunch spot in/around Chelsea

lollypop May 20, 2008 11:22 AM

I'm looking for a nice place for LUNCH with my hubby on our anniversary. He works on 8th & 15th. Anywhere walking distance from there. (We're good walkers!)

Does not have to be fancy. Just looking for an enjoyable venue with solid food.


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    RGR May 20, 2008 11:38 AM

    Gascogne is very close by, on 8th, b/t 17th & 18th. Delicious food, charming interior, and, when the weather is conducive to outdoor dining, one of the loveliest gardens in the city.


    Happy Anniversary and Bon Appetit!

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      alyssabrooke May 20, 2008 11:48 AM

      Perry St. is a little further south from where you are but you cannot go wrong with their price fixe.

      Also cookshop on 20th and 10th is NEVER a let down.

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      1. re: alyssabrooke
        RGR May 20, 2008 03:13 PM

        I must say that our one experience at Cookshop a few months ago was quite disappointing. Not that the food was bad, but it was not nearly as good as I had anticipated given all the high praise it gets. I also expected more cordial service than the let's-just-get-it-done attitude from the wait staff. One other thing I found somewhat bothersome was the rather high noise level. Overall, I'm not exactly rushing back..

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          alyssabrooke May 21, 2008 06:30 AM

          I have to say i am shocked. i always love the food and the service has always been exemplary. maybe you hit them on an off night...

          1. re: alyssabrooke
            RGR May 21, 2008 08:34 AM

            It was a Sunday evening, and the place was packed! I like to say that a restaurant has only one chance to make a first impression, and for me, Cookshop's was less than impressive. To be fair, our daughter and her husband had had a very good experience there, which is a major reason we decided to try it. So, you could be right. Though, as I said, I'm not rushing to go back, I haven't completely written it off.

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        rrems May 20, 2008 04:18 PM

        I second Perry St.

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          samiam123 May 20, 2008 06:44 PM

          Love Tocqueville-it is on 15th off of 5th

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            kobetobiko May 20, 2008 09:40 PM

            Great call on Tocqueville! Their prix fixe lunch is a bargain!

            1. re: kobetobiko
              RGR May 21, 2008 08:38 AM

              Fleur de Sel also has two excellent value lunch prix-fixes. Not too far -- on 20th, b/t 5th & B'way. Superb cuisine and a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion.


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