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May 30, 2008 06:51 AM

lafayette street ~E 4th st, ~2:30-4:30pm (late lunch?) recs pls?

price is no issue, ambience would be great, would like to impress! :)

i'm looking for something around Lafayette street & Astor Place/~E 4th st.) for 2 people for a late saturday lunch with good food, great atmosphere and that can possibly linger a little over cocktails (saturday ~2:30pm-4:30pm maybe) - any cuisine would be great, my big issue is everything seems to open much later than what i'm looking for :(

if anyone can make recommendations its much appreciated, thank you!!

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  1. Chinatown Brasserie is open all afternoon/evening and has a good combo of lunch food (dim sum) and cocktails.

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    1. re: la di da

      was looking like an idea until i saw:

      Lunch Sat-Sun: 11am-3:30pm
      Dinner Thu-Sat: 5pm-12am

      Does this mean they are closed 3:30pm - 5pm? This is a problem i'm running into a lot :(

      Thanks for the suggestion though, the weird 3:30-4:30pm time I guess is giving the biggest problem :(

      1. re: usernameistaken

        that's strange, on the website main page ( i'm seeing:

        Sat lunch 11 am - 5 pm
        dinner 5 pm - 12 am

        maybe worth calling them to check?

        1. re: la di da

          woot thats awesome. i'd think their own site is more reliable than other review sites as for their business hours.

          this looks great actually, thank you very much - i'll run it past the other party but looks good for me! :)

          Would you say i'd need reservations for ~2:30pmish lunch on a Saturday or is that off-hour enough? (Not sure how crowded they are - if anyone may know!) thanks again!

          1. re: usernameistaken

            When I've been around that time, it's usually pretty busy, but not full. Couldn't hurt to make a reservation. And, I'd call to check just to make sure about the hours.

            1. re: usernameistaken

              glad to help! i'm not sure if you'd need a reservation at that time, maybe someone else has a better sense...

        2. re: la di da

          Yes, that's the place that came to mind for me as well.

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